30 days in Pennsylvania, Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

30 days in Pennsylvania, Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

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30 days in Pennsylvania, Boston & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  32​h
Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Boston
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
Washington DC
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
End: Adelaide

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pittsburgh: Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at PNC Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh day trip app .

Adelaide, Australia to Pittsburgh is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Pittsburgh is minus 14 hours. In June, Pittsburgh is somewhat warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fallingwater, Ohiopyle State Park
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

7
days
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Mayflower II (in Plymouth). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boston Common, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boston driving holiday planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Provincetown, Sandwich, Mayflower II, Peabody Essex Museum
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

7
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino Baltimore about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at The White House, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Boston to Washington DC by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Boston - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
days
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: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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 26th (Tue): cool off at Hersheypark. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hershey vacation site .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Hershey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Hershey sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, The Amish Farm and House, Lapp Valley Farm
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Lapp Valley Farm ©
Lapp Valley Farm

1
day
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 28th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, and finally stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park.

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Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©

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