9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  5​h
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 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: Birmingham

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and get curious at Mutter Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner .

Birmingham to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Birmingham in March, things will get slightly colder in Philadelphia: highs are around 50°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hershey journey planner .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. March in Hershey sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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 21st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top. Keep things going the next day: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, brush up on your military savvy at Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg itinerary maker .

Drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, then make a trip to Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Strip District, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then admire all the interesting features of PPG Paints Arena.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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