12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Allentown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): explore and take pictures at PNC Park, then identify plant and animal life at Hartwood Acres, then admire all the interesting features of Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip site .

Houston to Pittsburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Pittsburgh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in June, expect Pittsburgh to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Hartwood Acres, Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, Fallingwater
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Jennie Wade House. Gettysburg National Military Park and Little Round Top are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg, admire the masterpieces at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hershey trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Hershey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Allentown.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Sweet Arrow Lake County Park ©
Sweet Arrow Lake County Park

1
night
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 19th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Ironton Rail Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Trexler Nature Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary.

Make your Allentown itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Hershey to Allentown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Allentown sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trexler Nature Preserve, Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Ironton Rail Trail
Highlights from your plan
Trexler Nature Preserve ©
Trexler Nature Preserve

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visiting Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and don't miss a visit to Logan Circle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip maker app .

You can drive from Allentown to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Green Lane Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

Similar Plans

15 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in East Coast of USA & Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Pennsylvania & Nashville BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans