8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights

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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 12th (Mon), admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, appreciate the history behind 12th & 44th New York Infantry Monument, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, appreciate the history behind Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online journey planner.

Grand Island to Gettysburg is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Island to Gettysburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Island in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 48°F in Gettysburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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5
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Eastern State Penitentiary and Barnes Foundation will appeal to museum buffs. Independence Hall and Washington Square Park will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Wharton Esherick Museum (in Paoli). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center, and see the interesting displays at Benjamin Franklin Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Independence Hall
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History Museum
Eastern State Penitentiary
4.7

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