14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Erie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Elysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h
End: Milan

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 your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and then have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh road trip site.

Milan, Italy to Pittsburgh is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Milan to Pittsburgh, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, you will find days in Pittsburgh are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rivers of Steel, LumberjAxes
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

2
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 13th (Thu), cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, walk around Presque Isle State Park, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Tom Ridge Environmental Center, then cool off at Waldameer & Water World, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Erie tour planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Erie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Waldameer & Water World ©
Waldameer & Water World
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort ©
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

1
night
Elysburg

Elysburg ©
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train and then find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

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

Traveling by car from Erie to Elysburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Elysburg

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train
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Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train ©
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, pause for some photo ops at Virginia Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Den, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg travel planning tool.

You can drive from Elysburg to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
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 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum and then get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, then relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hersheypark, Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, Kitchen Kettle Village
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lancaster in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Philadelphia, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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