13 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

13 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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13 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Wellsboro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Benton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Jim Thorpe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Durham

1
night
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 30th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning and then examine the collection at Frick Art and Historical Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, then get curious at Carnegie Science Center, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh day trip planning tool .

Durham to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Durham, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pittsburgh, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center
Point State Park ©
Point State Park
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

2
nights
Ohiopyle

Ohiopyle ©
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), take in the history at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, then admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob, and then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls, contemplate the long history of Mount Washington Tavern, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ohiopyle online trip maker .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle in 1.5 hours. In July, Ohiopyle is slightly colder than Pittsburgh - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Farmington, Kentuck Knob
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Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park
Cucumber Falls ©
Cucumber Falls
Climbing Tours

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.
Visiting Confederate Trails of Gettysburg and Devils Den will get you outdoors. Gettysburg National Military Park and Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Gettysburg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ohiopyle to Gettysburg in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ohiopyle in July; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

1
night
Wellsboro

Wellsboro ©
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Colton Point State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Leonard Harrison State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wellsboro itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Wellsboro in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wellsboro when traveling from Gettysburg in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Benton.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Colton Point State Park ©
Colton Point State Park

1
night
Benton

Benton ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Bloom Bounce, then take in the awesome beauty at 1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain, and then admire the majestic nature at Ricketts Glen State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Benton attractions website .

Drive from Wellsboro to Benton in 2 hours. In July in Benton, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Benton

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain, Bloom Bounce
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Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Bloom Bounce ©
Bloom Bounce

1
night
Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe ©
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Asa Packer Mansion, and then admire the majestic nature at Hickory Run State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jim Thorpe vacation planning app .

You can drive from Benton to Jim Thorpe in 1.5 hours. July in Jim Thorpe sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hickory Run State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hickory Run State Park ©
Hickory Run State Park
Asa Packer Mansion ©
Asa Packer Mansion
Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Get a sense of the local culture at Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Lancaster to see The Amish Farm and House about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, examine the collection at National Constitution Center, stroll the grounds of Christ Church, and explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip app .

Traveling by car from Jim Thorpe to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jim Thorpe in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Valley Forge National Historical Park, The Amish Farm and House
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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