15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania travel planner
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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
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Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Strasburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bicycle Heaven and Point State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Learning and Rivers of Steel. Step out of Pittsburgh with an excursion to Johnstown Flood National Memorial in South Fork--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, wander the streets of Strip District, view the masterpieces at Contemporary Craft, and squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh attractions website.

Duluth to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Duluth to Pittsburgh is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in August: highs in Pittsburgh hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ohiopyle.
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Ohiopyle — 2 nights

Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fallingwater and then admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Ohiopyle trip site.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Pittsburgh in August, with highs in Ohiopyle at 72°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 4 nights

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Diorama. Get some historical perspective at Eisenhower National Historic Site and Gettysburg National Cemetery. When in Gettysburg, make a side trip to see United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, approximately Carlisle away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, see the interesting displays at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Heritage Center, and explore the galleries of Shriver House Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to Gettysburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ohiopyle in August, with highs in Gettysburg at 83°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Strasburg.
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Strasburg — 2 nights

Named after the first settlers' European home, Strasburg hasn't grown beyond its original population.
On the 11th (Thu), look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Toy Train Museum. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The Amish Village, then contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, and then take a stroll through Amish Country.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Strasburg online trip builder.

Drive from Gettysburg to Strasburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August in Strasburg, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 3 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley Forge National Historical Park and Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History. You'll explore and learn at Rodin Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, make a trip to Logan Circle, wander the streets of Boathouse Row, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planning app.

You can drive from Strasburg to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Strasburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.
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