5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus:  1​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: New York City

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia online sightseeing planner .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Woodward Hill Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Wheatland, then experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lancaster trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lancaster, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Museums

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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Wheatland ©
Wheatland
Woodward Hill Cemetery ©
Woodward Hill Cemetery

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 off the beaten path and head to Eisenhower National Historic Site and Shriver House Museum. Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Dobbin House Tavern are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, and take a pleasant ride with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site

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