5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  2​h
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley Forge National Historical Park and The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. You'll explore and learn at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, get engrossed in the history at Independence Hall, wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square, and explore the world behind art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip tool .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

1
night
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 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, look for gifts at The Lion Potter of Gettysburg, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online travel planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 29th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, identify plant and animal life at Hartwood Acres, then look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally stop by Larrimor's.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh itinerary maker app .

Getting from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. March in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hartwood Acres, Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
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Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Larrimor's ©
Larrimor's

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