11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly + Train:  14 h
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Elysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Milan

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester), Brandywine Battlefield (in Chadds Ford) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia tour planning website.

Milan, Italy to Philadelphia is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to Philadelphia. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site, Brandywine Battlefield, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
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 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum and then get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, then contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, and finally stop by Kitchen Kettle Village.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lancaster, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersheypark, Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum

1
night
Elysburg

Elysburg ©
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): go deep underground at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train and then find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Elysburg trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Elysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August in Elysburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Elysburg

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train
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Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train ©
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

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 16th (Sun), explore the galleries of Jennie Wade House, then get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Virginia Memorial, stroll through Devils Den, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elysburg to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den
Devils Den

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and then have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

LumberjAxes
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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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