8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Wilmington
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary site .

Wilmington to Philadelphia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Wilmington in April, with highs in Philadelphia at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Classes

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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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.
On the 30th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, then see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum, and finally pick up some local products at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancaster day trip app .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and finally admire all the interesting features of Devils Den. Keep things going the next day: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. 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 ©
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore and take pictures at PNC Park, then pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and finally admire the natural beauty 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, take a stroll through The Strip District, and then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh sightseeing website .

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. In May in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish 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

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