10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Intercourse
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Ronks
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mill Run
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley Forge National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center. Step out of the city life by going to Independence National Historical Park and Kelly Drive. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, shop like a local with Rittenhouse Square, and try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia route planner.

Washington DC to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Intercourse.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

1
night
Intercourse

Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, then brush up on your military savvy at American Military Edged Weaponry Museum, then take a stroll through Amish Country, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Intercourse journey planner .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Philadelphia to Intercourse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect little chillier with lows of 62°F in Intercourse. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronks.

Things to do in Intercourse

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Amish Country, Lapp Valley Farm
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
American Military Edged Weaponry Museum ©
Lapp Valley Farm ©
Lapp Valley Farm

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nights
Ronks

Ronks ©
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sight & Sound Theatres. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Allegro Wine Shoppe Strasburg, see the interesting displays at Choo Choo Barn, then take an in-depth tour of National Toy Train Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally catch a live performance at Sight & Sound Theatres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Amish Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, then look for gifts at Countryside Road Stand, then steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, and finally see the interesting displays at Wagner-Ritter House and Garden.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ronks day trip planning site .

Ronks is just a short distance from Intercourse. In August in Ronks, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ronks

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Strasburg, Wagner-Ritter House and Garden, Ephrata Cloister, Bird in Hand Farmers Market
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The Amish Village ©
The Amish Village
Sight & Sound Theatres ©
Sight & Sound Theatres
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, stop by Adams County Winery Gettysburg Wine Shop, then do a tasting at Adams County Winery, and finally see the top attractions with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Ronks to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mill Run.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Adams County Winery
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1
night
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob, and then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mill Run trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Mill Run takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mill Run can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mill Run

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle State Park
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then shop like a local with Pittsburgh Glass Center, then explore and take pictures at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary app .

Drive from Mill Run to Pittsburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
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Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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