5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Gettysburg
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Monroe

1
day
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 9th (Thu): get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Gettysburg online trip itinerary planner .

Monroe to Gettysburg is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monroe to Gettysburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monroe in May: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 71°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Horseback Riding Tours

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 Kelly Drive. Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, and get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia sightseeing planner .

Drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

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