10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ronks
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly

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Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres Park, stroll the grounds of Allegheny Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Heinz Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at USS Requin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Montour Trail - Bethel Park Branch.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh travel route planner.

San Francisco to Pittsburgh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Pittsburgh. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get slightly colder in Pittsburgh: highs are around 65°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hike along C&O Canal Hike at Point of Rocks Boat Ramp, trek along Armory Canal Trail, stroll the grounds of Harper Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Meriwether Lewis replica boat. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Big Round Top, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ronks.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ronks

— 2 nights
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
On the 15th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Lititz Historical Foundation, do a tasting at Allegro Winery Strasburg, then explore and take pictures at Pinnacle Overlook, then experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Mascot Roller Mills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Quilt Shop at Miller's, take in the views from Erbs Covered Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, then make a trip to Cornwall Iron Furnace, and finally contemplate the long history of Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronks trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Ronks in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Ronks

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Washington Memorial Chapel and Old Barracks Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington Square Park and Old City Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine (in Doylestown), Tyler State Park (in Newtown) and Ridley Creek State Park (in Media). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at Philly Brew Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, identify plant and animal life at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Beth Sholom Synagogue.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronks to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Ronks in October, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
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.