8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Mill Run
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Heinz Field and then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park. On the next day, wander the streets of The Strip District, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get a bit cooler in Pittsburgh: highs are around 82°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mill Run.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nature
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The Strip District ©
The Strip District
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob and then contemplate the long history of Fallingwater.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mill Run trip planner .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Mill Run in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Mill Run can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Mill Run

#Historic Sites

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Kentuck Knob
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, and finally take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Gettysburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©

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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 11th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hershey trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Hershey by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hershey are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, get curious at The Franklin Institute, take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Classes

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Rittenhouse Square ©
Rittenhouse Square
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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