7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia day trip app.

Toronto, Canada to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Sat): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): stop by Artworks, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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 4th (Mon): make a trip to Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Washington.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh road trip tool.

Drive from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.