8 days in Pennsylvania & Newport Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania & Newport Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania & Newport Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Intercourse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visiting Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Reading Terminal Market and King of Prussia Mall. Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, trek along Kelly Drive, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and wander the streets of Boathouse Row.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Philadelphia. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Intercourse.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia, King of Prussia Mall, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

1
night
Intercourse

Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then browse the fresh offerings at Brecknock Orchard, then explore the wide array of goods at Good's Store, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Intercourse trip app .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Philadelphia to Intercourse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Intercourse dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Intercourse

Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Good's Store, Bird in Hand Farmers Market, Brecknock Orchard, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Good's Store ©
Good's Store
Bird in Hand Farmers Market ©
Bird in Hand Farmers Market

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take a pleasant ride with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip builder website .

Getting from Intercourse to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In August in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Confederate Trails of Gettysburg ©

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nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Get some historical perspective at Cliff Walk and Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob). Visit Craigville Beach and Old Silver Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District, view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, and examine the collection at The Breakers.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Newport journey maker website .

Getting from Gettysburg to Newport by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In August, daytime highs in Newport are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falmouth, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Cape Cod Canal, Craigville Beach
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Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach
Shining Sea Bikeway ©
Shining Sea Bikeway
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park ©
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park

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