6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visiting Valley Forge National Historical Park and Kelly Drive will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

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Los Angeles to Philadelphia is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Philadelphia is 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the history at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of The Strip District, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
The Strip District ©
The Strip District

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