3 days in Pennsylvania & Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Philadelphia — 1 day

The City of Brotherly Love

Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally wander the streets of Society Hill.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia journey maker website.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Gettysburg — 1 night

On the 19th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

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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. In April in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bushkill.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Bushkill — 1 night

On the 20th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, hike along Pocono Environmental Education Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dingmans Falls.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Bushkill in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gettysburg in April since evenings lows in Bushkill dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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.

Pocono Mountains Region travel guide

Water Parks · Waterfalls · Casinos
Taking up the better part of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains Region contains more than 6,200 sq km (2,400 sq mi) of rolling mountains, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and streams. A year-round vacation getaway, the region once attracted mostly honeymooners. Today, the Poconos draw adventure-seekers from around the globe, arriving in throngs to explore one of the southernmost ski areas in the United States. Famous for its pristine nature teeming with native wildlife, the region is a quick car ride from New England or New York. The Pocono Mountains do not encompass any major cities--the wilderness area dotted with small towns and natural attractions makes this one of the least polluted portions of the region.