11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Somerset
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lancaster
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
On the 11th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History and then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, learn about all things military at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

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Fort Lauderdale to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 65°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Somerset.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trips

Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Strip District ©
Strip District

1
night
Somerset

Somerset ©
Somerset is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): snap pictures at Kings Covered Bridge, then do a tasting at Glades Pike Winery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, and finally explore the galleries of Flight 93 National Memorial.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Somerset trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Somerset by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Somerset

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, Flight 93 National Memorial
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Flight 93 Memorial Chapel ©
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial
Glades Pike Winery ©
Glades Pike Winery

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 15th (Tue), make a trip to Abraham Lincoln Statue, get answers to all your questions at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then explore the galleries of Jennie Wade House, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Somerset to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. In October in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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 17th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Christiane David Gallery, examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally stroll the grounds of Woodward Hill Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, and then don't miss a visit to Annex 24 Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lancaster route planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

National Civil War Museum, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, The Hershey Story
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Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and Christ Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lancaster in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Philadelphia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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