5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market and then admire the landmark architecture of Independence Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then explore and take pictures at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in June; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 1st (Mon), experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, see the interesting displays at Choo Choo Barn, then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then stop by The Old Country Store, and finally browse the fresh offerings at The Village Farm Market.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lancaster attractions planning site .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Lancaster sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The Old Country Store, The Village Farm Market, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Choo Choo Barn
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The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
The Old Country Store ©
The Old Country Store
Choo Choo Barn ©
Choo Choo Barn

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, and finally examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In July in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

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