8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Wilmington
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Wilmington

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia tour itinerary app.

Wilmington to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in April; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 65°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, then examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lancaster road trip tool.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Den. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, and finally walk around Gettysburg National Military Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg online attractions planner.

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): catch a live event at PNC Park, don't miss a visit to Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, then wander the streets of Strip District, and then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. May in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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