10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mount Washington and The Strip District. Get outdoors at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort and National Aviary. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios, and examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip itinerary app .

Cleveland to Pittsburgh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
The Strip District ©
The Strip District

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Devils Den and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg visit app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Christmas Haus
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Squarefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo, and look for gifts at Sweet As Fudge Candy Shoppe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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