9 days in Pennsylvania, Delaware & New Jersey Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania, Delaware & New Jersey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Rehoboth Beach
— 2 nights
Taxi to Lewes, DE, Ferry to Cape May
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive to Philadelphia International Airport, Fly to Glasgow International Airport



— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall and then ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online travel planner.

Glasgow, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In October, Philadelphia is somewhat warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping


— 2 nights
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 28th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top. On the next day, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg road trip website.

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. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gettysburg, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Rehoboth Beach

— 2 nights

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Beach Time Distilling. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Gordons Pond, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach, and then kick back and relax at Dewey Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rehoboth Beach driving holiday planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Rehoboth Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Rehoboth Beach are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cape May

— 2 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 1st (Fri), kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Cape May Winery & Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate, then examine the collection at Cape May Fire Department Museum, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape May planner.

Getting from Rehoboth Beach to Cape May by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In October in Cape May, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Tours · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Delaware travel guide

Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.

New Jersey travel guide

Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.