5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Fireman's Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, get engrossed in the history at National Liberty Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then wander the streets of Independence Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Battleship New Jersey, then contemplate the long history of Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, and finally trek along Kelly Drive.

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Washington DC to Philadelphia is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Ronks.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
On the 12th (Sun), play a few rounds at Water's Edge Mini-Golf, enjoy some diversion at Village Greens Miniature Golf, and then get your game on at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf.

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You can drive from Philadelphia to Ronks in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ronks when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ronks

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips


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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 13th (Mon): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, pause for some photo ops at 12th & 44th New York Infantry Monument, then stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery, and finally test your team's savvy at 1863 Escape. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, stop by Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then examine the collection at Rupp House, and finally admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue.

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Drive from Ronks to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.