4 days in Cincinnati & Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Cincinnati & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then stop by Rookwood, then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and finally see the interesting displays at Lucky Cat Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip site.

Chicago to Cincinnati is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Cincinnati, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Casinos · Fun & Games
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, then steep yourself in history at Brandywine Battlefield, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Boathouse Row. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia planner.

You can fly from Cincinnati to Philadelphia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Casinos · Fun & Games

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Den, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stop by Artworks.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gettysburg, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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.