15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip itinerary planner

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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Erie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Benezette
— 1 night
Drive
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State College
— 1 night
Drive
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Harrisburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hershey
— 1 night
Drive
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Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive
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Gordonville
— 1 night
Drive
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Tannersville
— 1 night
Drive
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East Stroudsburg
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): gain insight at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and then try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Philadelphia. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point State Park, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally stop by Larrimor's. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Strip District, then have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes, and then visit Mount Washington.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh attractions planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in July, with highs in Pittsburgh at 82°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Erie

— 2 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll around Panama Rocks Scenic Park, then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and then walk around Presque Isle State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): cool off at Waldameer & Water World and then make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Erie route planner.

Drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Erie are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Benezette.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Benezette

— 1 night
Benezette Township is a township in Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 7th (Tue), look for gifts at Benezette Wines and then take a peaceful walk through Parker Dam State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Benezette trip planner.

You can drive from Erie to Benezette in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Benezette can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to State College.

Things to do in Benezette

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

State College

— 1 night
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On the 8th (Wed), walk around Tom Tudek Memorial Park, then admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, then gain insight at Penn State University, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Inc.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read State College driving holiday planner.

Drive from Benezette to State College in 1.5 hours. July in State College sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Fun & Games

Harrisburg

— 2 nights
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get your bearings at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, and then test your team's savvy at Outside The Box Escape Room. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Harrisburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from State College to Harrisburg in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from State College in July: high temperatures in Harrisburg hover around 86°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hershey

— 1 night

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum and then get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hershey day trip planning tool.

Hershey is just a stone's throw from Harrisburg. In July, daytime highs in Hershey are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Museums

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.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, then see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum, and finally shop like a local with Kissel Hill Fruit Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip maker site.

You can drive from Hershey to Lancaster in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gordonville.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Gordonville

— 1 night
Gordonville, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated place or village and census-designated place in Leacock Township in eastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. The village is located about nine miles (14 km) east of the county seat of Lancaster, two miles (3 km) southwest of the village of Intercourse, one mile (1.6 km) north of Paradise, and about three miles (5 km) southeast of Bird-in-Hand. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at The Village Farm Market, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Gordonville online trip builder.

Gordonville is very close to Lancaster. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tannersville.

Things to do in Gordonville

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Tannersville

— 1 night
The village of Tannersville, in Pocono Township, Pennsylvania, is the site of the popular Camelback Ski Area and Camelbeach Waterpark. On the 14th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Camelback Mountain Adventures, then make a splash at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, and then make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tannersville trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Gordonville to Tannersville in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Gordonville in July; daily highs in Tannersville reach 78°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to East Stroudsburg.

Things to do in Tannersville

Theme Parks

Side Trip

East Stroudsburg

— 1 night
Named after one of the area's prominent original settlers, East Stroudsburg is a lively college town located in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Plan trip to East Stroudsburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

East Stroudsburg is very close to Tannersville. July in East Stroudsburg sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in East Stroudsburg

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
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.

Lancaster County travel guide

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Theaters · Gift & Specialty Shops · Theme Parks
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.