11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Fly to Cleveland, Train to Erie
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Erie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elysburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly

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Erie

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 11th (Tue), cool off at Waldameer & Water World and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Perry Monument, walk around Presque Isle State Park, and then make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Erie road trip planner.

Los Angeles to Erie is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Erie due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Erie, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

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Elysburg

Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Knoebles Mining Museum and then get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

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Traveling by car from Erie to Elysburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Elysburg

Theme Parks · Museums

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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 14th (Fri): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg route builder site.

Getting from Elysburg to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, and finally find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lancaster trip maker site.

Drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Lancaster are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Bring the kids along to Longwood Gardens and The Franklin Institute. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

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You can drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lancaster in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Philadelphia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.