6 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

6 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

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6 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Washington Square Park, Independence National Historical Park and Independence Mall. On the 14th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Washington Square Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, then get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia driving holiday planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence National Historical Park ©
Washington Square Park ©
Washington Square Park

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Antietam National Battlefield and Shriver House Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Gettysburg Museum of History and Lincoln Statue at Wills House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gettysburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

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