7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  4​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

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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 8th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Strip District, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh planner .

Charlotte to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in April, expect Pittsburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

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Bicycle Heaven
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Mount Washington

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia road trip planning website .

Getting from Gettysburg to Philadelphia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Independence Hall
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Longwood Gardens

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