10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Shawnee
Drive + Fly:  9​h
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bethlehem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Gettysburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Shawnee

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes One Liberty Observation Deck, The President's House and First Bank of the United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, take in panoramic vistas at One Liberty Observation Deck, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Independence Hall. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, admire the landmark architecture of First Bank of the United States, then steep yourself in history at The President's House, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia sightseeing planner .

Shawnee to Philadelphia is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Shawnee to Philadelphia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Shawnee in March, with highs in Philadelphia at 50°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

2
nights
Bethlehem

Bethlehem ©
Listed among "Money" magazine's "Top 100 Places to Live," Bethlehem is dominated by shopping and the state's largest casino resort.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Mason Trestle. On the 17th (Tue), cool off at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, then get to know the fascinating history of Hoover Mason Trestle, then take in the exciting artwork at SteelStacks, and finally try your luck at Sands Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Mount Airy Casino, fly down the slopes at Camelback Mountain Resort, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bethlehem trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Bethlehem in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bethlehem, with lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Camelback Mountain Resort, Mount Airy Casino
Highlights from your plan
Sands Casino ©
Sands Casino
SteelStacks ©
SteelStacks
Camelback Mountain Resort ©
Camelback Mountain Resort

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 19th (Thu), stop by The Old Country Store, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, and finally get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Christiane David Gallery, hunt for treasures at Lancaster Central Market, then make a trip to Annex 24 Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Wheatland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lancaster trip planning app .

You can drive from Bethlehem to Lancaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lancaster are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Old Country Store, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Highlights from your plan
Lancaster Central Market ©
Lancaster Central Market
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 21st (Sat), meet the residents at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, then admire the natural beauty at Hershey Gardens, then examine the collection at The Hershey Story, and finally do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hershey visit planner.

Getting from Lancaster to Hershey by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hershey Gardens ©
Hershey Gardens
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Cullari Vineyards and Winery ©
Cullari Vineyards and Winery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg visit planner .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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.
You've added Schenley Park, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Duquesne Incline, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Flight 93 National Memorial, catch a ride on Duquesne Incline, stroll around Schenley Park, then learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, then stroll through Mount Washington, and finally admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Mill Run to Pittsburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Flight 93 National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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