10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Fly
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Birmingham Hill (in West Chester). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and steep yourself in history at Washington Square Park.

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Lafayette to Philadelphia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Philadelphia is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Lancaster

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lancaster road trip planning site.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lancaster, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Elysburg

Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Knoebels Carousel Museum and then get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Elysburg road trip planning tool.

Getting from Lancaster to Elysburg by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Elysburg

Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg route website.

You can drive from Elysburg to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

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Pittsburgh

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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.