9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip maker website .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Philadelphia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Juan in May, plan for little chillier days in Philadelphia, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Step out of Gettysburg with an excursion to Hersheypark in Hershey--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg driving holiday planning site .

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 May in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hersheypark
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, then explore and take pictures at PNC Park, then pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington. On your second day here, take a stroll through The Strip District and then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time 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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