10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia — 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in August: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.
Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos
Side Trips

Lancaster — 2 nights

Red Rose City

On the 13th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to The Old Candle Barn, then relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, then relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, and finally experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster online travel route planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Lancaster, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Gettysburg — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, awaken your taste buds at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Erie.
Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Erie — 1 night

Flagship City

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll around Tom Ridge Environmental Center, then stroll around Presque Isle State Park, and then appreciate the history behind Perry Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Erie trip planner.

You can fly from Gettysburg to Erie in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Erie sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh — 2 nights

City of Bridges

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn about all things military at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, then wander the streets of Strip District, and finally admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Shenot Farm & Market, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, then traverse land and water with a duck tour, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Erie to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Pennsylvania travel guide

Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
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.