5 days in Virginia & Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Virginia & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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1
Arlington
— 1 day
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights

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day
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial ©
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, thentake in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Arlington to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Arlington in July, with highs in Gettysburg at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gettysburg in August since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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