14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing (in King of Prussia). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia route app .

Sydney, Australia to Philadelphia is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village and then find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm.

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Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Hersheypark, Lapp Valley Farm
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

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 3rd (Fri): get all the information you need at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pittsburgh: Kings Covered Bridge (in Somerset) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take a stroll through Strip District, stroll through Mount Washington, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rivers of Steel, Fallingwater, LumberjAxes, Kings Covered Bridge
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

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