7 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

7 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

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7 days in Philadelphia & Gettysburg Itinerary

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

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Let the collections at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Independence Hall capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley Forge National Historical Park and Elfreth's Alley. Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grounds For Sculpture, see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, and stroll the grounds of Christ Church.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Longwood Gardens, Grounds For Sculpture, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
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Barnes Foundation

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), take a pleasant ride with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg, contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Antietam National Battlefield.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) 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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