16 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

16 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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16 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Knoxville
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Mill Run
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Erie
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Knoxville

5
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia road trip planning website .

Knoxville to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Knoxville in April, you will find days in Philadelphia are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

2
days
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, then examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kitchen Kettle Village.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hershey road trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Hershey, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, The Amish Farm and House, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

3
days
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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, fun & games, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and brush up on your military savvy at Gettysburg Museum of History.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Mill Run.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Caledonia State Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

1
day
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater and then witness the site of a historic battle at Jumonville Glen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mill Run driving holiday planner .

Drive from Gettysburg to Mill Run in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Mill Run are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mill Run

#Historic Sites
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

3
days
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.
Pittsburgh is known for museums, nature, parks, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at PNC Park, take a stroll through The Strip District, don't miss a visit to Sri Venkateswara Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Mill Run to Pittsburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nature
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

2
days
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort and then look for gifts at Lakeview Wine Cellars. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Experience Childrens Museum, then admire all the interesting features of UPMC Park, and then stroll through Presque Isle State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Erie trip planner .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in April; daily highs in Erie reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Erie

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Lakeview Wine Cellars
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Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort ©
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
UPMC Park ©
UPMC Park

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