6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania route planner

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive

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Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing (in King of Prussia) and Sandy Hollow (in West Chester). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia travel planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. April in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

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 10th (Fri): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Devils Den, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and then learn about winemaking at Jan Zell Wines.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Gettysburg journey planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History 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.