7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Wellsboro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bradford
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Kelly Drive. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks) and The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Philadelphia day trip site .

Boston to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Amish Farm and House, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
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.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Gettysburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

1
night
Wellsboro

Wellsboro ©
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Colton Point State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Leonard Harrison State Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellsboro trip planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Wellsboro in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wellsboro when traveling from Gettysburg in October, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bradford.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Nature Parks
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Colton Point State Park ©
Colton Point State Park
Leonard Harrison State Park ©
Leonard Harrison State Park

1
night
Bradford

Bradford ©
Bradford is a city in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States, close to the border with New York State and approximately south of Buffalo, New York. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get all the information you need at Zippo / Case Museum, then see the interesting displays at McKean County Historical Society, and then immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bradford journey planner .

Drive from Wellsboro to Bradford in 2 hours. October in Bradford sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bradford

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

McKean County Historical Society, Kinzua Bridge State Park
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Zippo / Case Museum ©
Zippo / Case Museum
Kinzua Bridge State Park ©
Kinzua Bridge State Park
McKean County Historical Society ©
McKean County Historical Society

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