5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania route planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Gettysburg
Drive
2
Gordonville
— 1 night
Drive
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 (Tue): admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park.

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Columbus to Gettysburg is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In March in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gordonville.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Gordonville

— 1 night
Gordonville, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated place or village and census-designated place in Leacock Township in eastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. The village is located about nine miles (14 km) east of the county seat of Lancaster, two miles (3 km) southwest of the village of Intercourse, one mile (1.6 km) north of Paradise, and about three miles (5 km) southeast of Bird-in-Hand. You've now added Centerville Bulk Foods to your itinerary. On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, take an in-depth tour of The Amish Village, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, then stop by Centerville Bulk Foods, and finally relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Gordonville in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Gordonville can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gordonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Reading Terminal Market and Independence Hall. You'll explore and learn at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Valley Forge to see Valley Forge National Historical Park about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park, head outdoors with Valley to Summit, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Philadelphia Zoo, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Drive from Gordonville to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.