6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania visit planner

Make it your trip
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally get advice or help at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

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Mobile to Gettysburg is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mobile in July; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Lancaster

— 2 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm and then get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lancaster vacation planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip website.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Lancaster in July, Philadelphia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.