15 days in Pennsylvania & Vermont Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania & Vermont Itinerary

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15 days in Pennsylvania & Vermont Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mill Run
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Norwich
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia


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4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford), Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, trek along Kelly Drive, stroll the grounds of Christ Church, and wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday planning website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Green Lane Nature Center, Harrah's Philadelphia, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Little Round Top. Get in touch with nature at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg and Devils Den. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, tee off at Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip builder .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mill Run.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

1
night
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fallingwater and then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mill Run trip planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Mill Run by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Mill Run, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mill Run

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ohiopyle State Park
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Washington and Hartwood Acres. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip District and Senator John Heinz History Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Powdermill Nature Reserve (in Rector) and Buttermilk Falls Natural Area (in New Florence). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at PNC Park, snap pictures at Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge), admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hartwood Acres, Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Powdermill Nature Reserve, Buttermilk Falls Natural Area
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

1
night
Norwich

Norwich ©
Norwich is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Quechee Gorge and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center and then engage your brain at Montshire Museum of Science.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Norwich online route planner .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Norwich in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Norwich. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Quechee
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Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Quechee Gorge ©
Quechee Gorge

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