10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mill Run
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
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 31st (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, gain insight at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, and finally stop by Larrimor's.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh day trip planning site .

San Francisco to Pittsburgh is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Pittsburgh. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Pittsburgh at 82°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mill Run.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
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Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Larrimor's ©
Larrimor's

1
night
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park and then steep yourself in history at Fallingwater.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mill Run trip itinerary 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, daytime highs in Mill Run are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Mill Run

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ohiopyle State Park
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

2
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 2nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then contemplate the long history of Shriver House Museum, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and finally make a trip to Devils Den.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Gettysburg day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Gettysburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip planner .

Drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hershey are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Independence Hall and Barnes Foundation. Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, look for gifts at Sweet As Fudge Candy Shoppe, wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park.

Plan trip to Philadelphia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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