9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Cedar Rapids

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 Liberty Bell Center. Let the collections at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, see the interesting displays at Franklin Print Shop, and steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley.

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Cedar Rapids to Philadelphia is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cedar Rapids to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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.
Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Shriver House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Devils Den, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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 16th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of PNC Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh trip maker app .

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 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center

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