6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Intercourse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Head to Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Squarefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planning website .

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Intercourse.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
Intercourse

Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, examine the collection at Ephrata Cloister, pick up some local products at Brecknock Orchard, then explore the wide array of goods at Good's Store, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Intercourse online vacation planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Intercourse by combination of train and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Intercourse are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Intercourse

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ephrata Cloister, Good's Store, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Brecknock Orchard
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip tool .

You can drive from Intercourse to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In April in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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