15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania travel planner

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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Erie
— 2 nights
Fly

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Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Sandy Hollow (in West Chester), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and stroll through Schuylkill River Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Philadelphia. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 3 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lancaster: Hershey (Hersheypark, Hershey Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: Washington County Machine Guns (in West Alexander), Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, and examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Erie

— 2 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 26th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Presque Isle Lighthouse, stroll around Presque Isle State Park, then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Erie Zoo, make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, then let the kids burn off some steam at Asbury Woods, and finally make a trip to Schaefer's Auto Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Erie trip builder site.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Erie, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · 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.