11 days in Pittsburgh, Gettysburg & Lancaster Itinerary

11 days in Pittsburgh, Gettysburg & Lancaster Itinerary

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11 days in Pittsburgh, Gettysburg & Lancaster Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Carnegie Science Center. When in Pittsburgh, make a side trip to see Fallingwater in Mill Run, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, stroll through National Aviary, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online trip planner .

Newark to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fallingwater
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PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium ©
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
National Aviary ©
National Aviary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then appreciate the history behind State of Pennsylvania Monument, then explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then learn about all things military at Gettysburg Museum of History, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

3
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Bring the kids along to Longwood Gardens and Dutch Wonderland. Venture out of the city with trips to Hersheypark (in Hershey) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lancaster trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Parks Classes

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Hersheypark, Lapp Valley Farm, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

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