15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner

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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Washington Crossing
— 1 night
Drive
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Scranton
— 1 night
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 5 nights
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Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

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.
Let the collections at Carnegie Science Center and Frick Art and Historical Center capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bicycle Heaven and The Nationality Rooms. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning and savor the flavors at Wigle Whiskey.

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Detroit to Pittsburgh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in April, you will find days in Pittsburgh are somewhat warmer (63°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Philadelphia

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the American Revolution and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Discover out-of-the-way places like Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Constitution Center, and buy something for everyone on your list at King of Prussia Mall.

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Getting from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Washington Crossing.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Washington Crossing

— 1 night
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, is a small unincorporated village located in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with a zip code of 18977. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Shady Brook Farm and then learn about winemaking at Crossing Vineyards and Winery.

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Drive from Philadelphia to Washington Crossing in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Washington Crossing can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Scranton.

Things to do in Washington Crossing

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Scranton

— 1 night
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum and then try to win big at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

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Traveling by car from Washington Crossing to Scranton takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Scranton

Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 5 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.
Gettysburg National Military Park and Little Round Top are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eisenhower National Historic Site and Gettysburg Heritage Center. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, contemplate the long history of Shriver House Museum, and witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

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Drive from Scranton to Gettysburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
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.

Bucks County travel guide

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Theme Parks · Casinos · Wineries & Vineyards
A leafy suburban area outside Philadelphia, Bucks County is home to picturesque scenery and rich historical sites. Founded in 1682, it was one of Pennsylvania's original counties and was the point where George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River to attack British forces during the American Revolution. Today, a park commemorates the event. Though conveniently close to Philadelphia and New York City, the northern Upper Bucks region boasts beautiful countryside and expansive farmland. Bucks County's state parks and monuments, family-friendly attractions, shopping opportunities, lively bars, and diverse array of restaurants make it a popular place to visit.