6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine Battlefield (in Chadds Ford). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 21°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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 (Fri): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg online travel planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh route website.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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.