5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Philadelphia — 1 night

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
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 steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of 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 3-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.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Lancaster — 2 nights

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. 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.
Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trips

Gettysburg — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. August in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.