9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Denver
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ronks
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Denver

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides and National Civil War Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Shriver House Museum and Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park in Halifax (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, and witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planner .

Denver to Gettysburg is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Gettysburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Ronks.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, National Civil War Museum
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3
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Ronks

Ronks ©
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Wilbur Chocolate Co. and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Get in touch with nature at Indian Echo Caverns and The Amish Farm and House. Go for a jaunt from Ronks to Manheim to see Mount Hope Estate & Winery about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, and look for gifts at Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ronks trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Ronks in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September in Ronks, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Ronks

Shopping Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Manheim, Lancaster, Lititz, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, Choo Choo Barn
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Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market ©
Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

2
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then stroll the grounds of Christ Church, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Ronks to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ronks in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Philadelphia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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