8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Denver

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Mall and Independence Hall. National Museum of American Jewish History and Philadelphia Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia journey planner.

Denver to Philadelphia is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Denver to Philadelphia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Philadelphia: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brandywine River Museum of Art
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National Museum of American Jewish History ©
National Museum of American Jewish History
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, thensnap pictures at Roddy Road Covered Bridge, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Monocacy National Battlefield.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Philadelphia to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, Roddy Road Covered Bridge, Monocacy National Battlefield
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery

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 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, thensee the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heinz Memorial Chapel, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Carnegie Museum of Art, thenexamine the collection at Bayernhof Museum, and then examine the collection at Frick Art and Historical Center.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bayernhof Museum
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Carnegie Museum of Art ©
Carnegie Museum of Art
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms

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