10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

10 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 19th (Fri), wander the streets of Mount Washington, take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walk the Burgh Tours, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then let your taste buds guide you at Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh day trip site.

Dallas to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Pittsburgh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in November, with highs in Pittsburgh at 52°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 21st (Sun), stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then get advice or help at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by A&A Village Treasures, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gettysburg travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Lancaster

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Games Live.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In November in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums

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. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Sandy Hollow (in West Chester), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Expedition Escape! - Escape Room (in Montgomeryville). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia visit planner.

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lancaster in November since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.