14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
+2
Fly + train + bus:  21​h
1
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hershey
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Erie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides and Little Round Top are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Eisenhower National Historic Site and Confederate Trails of Gettysburg are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama, and browse the exhibits of Shriver House Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gettysburg trip simple and quick.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Gettysburg is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Gettysburg, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in August; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Visiting Indian Echo Caverns and Cherry Crest Adventure Farm will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Amish Farm and House and Cullari Vineyards and Winery. Step out of Hershey with an excursion to Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Ronks--about 56 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum and examine the collection at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hershey trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Hershey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hershey, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronks, National Civil War Museum, Indian Echo Caverns, The Amish Farm and House
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Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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 16th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Kennywood Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hershey to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Kennywood Park
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Kennywood Park ©
Kennywood Park
Carnegie Science Center ©
Carnegie Science Center
Point State Park ©
Point State Park

1
night
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 18th (Sat), make a splash at Waldameer Park & Water World and then learn about winemaking at Courtyard Wineries.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Erie trip planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Erie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. August in Erie sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Erie

#Theme Parks, #Wineries

Side Trip

Courtyard Wineries
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Waldameer Park & Water World ©
Waldameer Park & Water World

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley Forge National Historical Park and Rodin Museum. Get some cultural insight at Independence Hall and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can fly from Erie to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Erie in August, expect Philadelphia to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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