12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly + Bus:  19​h 30​min
1
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mill Run
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Curitiba

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Gettysburg Museum of History. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, pause for some photo ops at High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument, make a trip to Devils Den, and take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip maker website .

Curitiba, Brazil to Gettysburg is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 2 hours. May in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mill Run.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

1
night
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, make a trip to Kentuck Knob, then steep yourself in history at Jumonville Glen, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cucumber Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mill Run trip builder site .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Mill Run in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mill Run

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kentuck Knob, Cucumber Falls
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob
Cucumber Falls ©
Cucumber Falls

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 5th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul Cathedral. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and then explore and take pictures at PNC Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Carnegie Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Elfreth's Alley. Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, contemplate the long history of Pennsylvania Hospital, see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christ Church.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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