5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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Ephrata
— 1 night
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Cynwyd Heritage Trail, contemplate the long history of Valley Forge National Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at The Mill at Anselma, and finally try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Boathouse Row, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and finally indulge your taste buds at Philly Brew Tours.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday maker website.

Syracuse to Philadelphia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Syracuse in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ephrata.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ephrata

— 1 night
Ephrata is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, south east of Harrisburg and about west by north of Philadelphia. On the 25th (Fri), enjoy unforgettable views with The United States Hot Air Balloon Team, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, then steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, and finally take a pleasant ride with Refreshing Mountain.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ephrata using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Ephrata takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Ephrata. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ephrata

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sat): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, look for gifts at A&A Village Treasures, indulge your senses at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally go for a charming ride with Victorian Carriage Company.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg tour planner.

Getting from Ephrata to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

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.