15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Allentown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Erie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
End: Pittsburgh

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.
You'll explore and learn at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Gettysburg Museum of History. Gettysburg National Military Park and Jennie Wade House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, explore and take pictures at Devils Den, and make a trip to Evergreen Cemetery.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg route builder app .

Pittsburgh to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 4th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Root's Country Market & Auction, then explore the activities along Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, and then explore the activities along Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildwood Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hershey trip planning site .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Hershey sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Allentown.

Things to do in Hershey

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Root's Country Market & Auction, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Wildwood Park, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area ©

2
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Hickory Run State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, and then appreciate the history behind The Soldiers Sailors Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Ironton Rail Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Lane Nature Center, and then trek along Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Allentown road trip planning website .

You can drive from Hershey to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Allentown are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Ironton Rail Trail, Green Lane Nature Center, Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Hickory Run State Park, Lehigh Gap Nature Center
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Hickory Run State Park ©
Hickory Run State Park
Lehigh Gap Nature Center ©
Lehigh Gap Nature Center
The  Soldiers Sailors Monument ©
The Soldiers Sailors Monument

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 Elfreth's Alley. Get a sense of the local culture at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Eastern State Penitentiary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (in Ambler) and Stroud Preserve (in West Chester). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Washington State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, and trek along Kelly Drive.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Allentown to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Erie.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Stroud Preserve, Fort Washington State Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

1
night
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Erie Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Presque Isle State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Erie trip planner .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Erie in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: high temperatures in Erie hover around 76°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Erie Maritime Museum ©
Erie Maritime Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fallingwater and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washington and Buttermilk Falls Natural Area. Get out of town with these interesting Pittsburgh side-trips: Saint Clair Park (in Greensburg) and Powdermill Nature Reserve (in Rector). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Overlook, admire the striking features of Hartwood Acres, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Erie to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Powdermill Nature Reserve, Hartwood Acres, Saint Clair Park, Buttermilk Falls Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

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