7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, engage your brain at The Franklin Institute, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 21°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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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 2nd (Sat): get advice or help at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Artworks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Den, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg day trip 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. In May in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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