15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mill Run
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Wellsboro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Benton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Durham

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washington and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Popular historic sites such as Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Point State Park are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at PNC Park, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, take a stroll through The Strip District, and learn about winemaking at La Casa Narcisi Winery.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh travel route planner .

Durham to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Durham, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Pittsburgh, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mill Run.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

La Casa Narcisi Winery
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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
The Strip District ©
The Strip District

1
night
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fallingwater, then admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob, and then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mill Run trip planning app .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Mill Run in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Mill Run, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Mill Run

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle State Park
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

3
nights
Wellsboro

Wellsboro ©
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Step out of the city life by going to Leonard Harrison State Park and Worlds End State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wellsboro: Cherry Springs State Park (in Coudersport) and Ole Bull State Park (in Cross Fork). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Pine Creek Rail Trail and immerse yourself in nature at Colton Point State Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wellsboro tour planning app .

You can drive from Mill Run to Wellsboro in 4 hours. Traveling from Mill Run in June, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Wellsboro. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Benton.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ole Bull State Park, Worlds End State Park, Cherry Springs State Park
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Leonard Harrison State Park ©
Leonard Harrison State Park
Colton Point State Park ©
Colton Point State Park
Ole Bull State Park ©
Ole Bull State Park

1
night
Benton

Benton ©
On the 8th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at 1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider, and then admire the sheer force of Ricketts Glen State Park.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Benton travel route planner .

You can drive from Wellsboro to Benton in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Benton

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain
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Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider ©
Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Confederate Trails of Gettysburg and Devils Den. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and experience rural life at Apple Valley Creamery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip maker website .

Drive from Benton to Gettysburg in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Apple Valley Creamery
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get outdoors at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Lapp Valley Farm. Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and The Amish Farm and House are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia journey planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Lapp Valley Farm, Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia, The Amish Farm and House
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

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