15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania vacation builder

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Erie
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
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Danville
— 1 night
Drive
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Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Erie

— 2 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Asbury Woods and then don't miss a visit to Schaefer's Auto Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Presque Isle State Park and then cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort.

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Chicago to Erie is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Chicago, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Erie, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

Pittsburgh

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy PNC Park and Mount Washington. Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle). There's still lots to do: stroll through Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, get curious at Carnegie Science Center, and get your game on at LumberjAxes.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh online travel planner.

Getting from Erie to Pittsburgh by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 3 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 day by day itinerary now includes 1863 Escape as well as Gettysburg Ghost Tours. Bring the kids along to Hersheypark and Gettysburg National Military Park. There's much more to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Devils Den, and see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg visit planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Danville.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Danville

— 1 night
Danville is a borough in and the county seat of Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States, along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. On the 14th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Danville trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Danville in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Danville

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Lancaster

— 1 night

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lancaster trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Danville to Lancaster in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Independence Hall and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, stroll through Kelly Drive, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · History 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.