5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Philadelphia Zoo, shop like a local with Rittenhouse Square, and explore the galleries of Independence Hall.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary tool .

Detroit to Philadelphia is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in December; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia
Independence National Historical Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, then wander the streets of The Strip District, and then explore and take pictures at PNC Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online tour builder .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in December: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 42°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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PNC Park ©
PNC Park
The Strip District ©
The Strip District

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