15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
4
Elysburg
— 1 night
5
State College
— 1 night
6
Erie
— 2 nights
7
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights

3
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Philadelphia is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Philadelphia at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 21st (Sat), find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm Tours, thenexamine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, thenrelax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, and finally find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancaster tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lancaster when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ronks, Hersheypark
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

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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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, get answers to all your questions at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gettysburg day trip app.

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. August in Gettysburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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Elysburg

Elysburg ©
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Knoebels Carousel Museum and then get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Elysburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Elysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to State College.

Things to do in Elysburg

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort

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State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Penn State University, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, thenstroll around Tom Tudek Memorial Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Erie.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the State College trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Elysburg to State College takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in State College can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Erie.

Things to do in State College

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Erie
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Tom Tudek Memorial Park ©
Tom Tudek Memorial Park

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Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll around Tom Ridge Environmental Center, walk around Presque Isle State Park, thenpause for some photo ops at Perry Monument, and finally make a trip to 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Asbury Woods, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erie Zoo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Erie trip planner.

Traveling by car from State College to Erie takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Erie can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort ©
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort
Asbury  Woods ©
Asbury Woods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, thenexamine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, thenappreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, and finally stop by Mount Washington. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Rivers of Steel, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Aviary, and finally take a stroll through Strip District.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Erie to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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