8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mill Run
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Independence National Historical Park. Take a break from the city and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Kelly Drive. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, trek along Cynwyd Heritage Trail, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, and take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia journey website .

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Cynwyd Heritage Trail
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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 19th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, take an in-depth tour of Shriver House Museum, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then make a trip to Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg travel planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mill Run.

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

3
nights
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, then immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park, and then make a trip to The Great Cross of Christ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Compass Inn Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Antiochian Heritage Museum, and then admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mill Run trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Mill Run takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. March in Mill Run sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 28°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mill Run

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ohiopyle, The Great Cross of Christ, Compass Inn Museum, Kentuck Knob, Antiochian Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Compass Inn Museum ©
Compass Inn Museum

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