5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Lancaster
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Gettysburg
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 12th (Wed), meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo and then go for a walk through Longwood Gardens. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally visit Boathouse Row.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel planner.

Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pittsburgh in August since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 14th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Refreshing Mountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect little chillier with lows of 62°F in Lancaster. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Old Windmill Farm ©
Old Windmill Farm
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Refreshing Mountain ©
Refreshing Mountain

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get your bearings at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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