2 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

2 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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2 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, Gettysburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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