6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 1st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, then take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center, and finally admire the striking features of Independence Hall.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia journey builder app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Harrah's Philadelphia
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
National Constitution Center ©
National Constitution Center
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 2nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then explore the fascinating underground world of Indian Echo Caverns, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, then hunt for treasures at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, and then go for a walk through Longwood Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lancaster vacation planner .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, Lancaster is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Harrisburg, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, Indian Echo Caverns, Bird in Hand Farmers Market
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Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip planner .

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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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.
On the 6th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, then get curious at Carnegie Science Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh travel planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Nature Parks
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Point State Park ©
Point State Park
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning
Carnegie Science Center ©
Carnegie Science Center

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