15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania journey planner

Make it your trip
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Harrisburg
— 3 nights
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Hershey
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bushkill
— 2 nights
Drive
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Benton
— 1 day
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Harrisburg

— 3 nights
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Patrick, and finally step off the mainland to explore City Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Harrisburg travel route planner.

Los Angeles to Harrisburg is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Harrisburg, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Harrisburg, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hershey

— 2 nights

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum and then look for gifts at Knock Knock Boutique. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hershey trip itinerary planner.

Hershey is just a short distance from Harrisburg. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.
You've now added Confederate Trails of Gettysburg to your itinerary. Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg attractions site.

Drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Get some historical perspective at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately Kennett Square away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, contemplate the long history of Todd House, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bushkill.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Bushkill

— 2 nights
Bushkill is an unincorporated community in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States.Portions of Bushkill were seized by the United States government during the controversial Tocks Island Dam project and are now part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bushkill route planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Bushkill in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: high temperatures in Bushkill hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Benton.

Things to do in Bushkill

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Benton

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jacks Mountain and then immerse yourself in nature at Ricketts Glen State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Benton online road trip planner.

You can drive from Bushkill 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 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Benton

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Benton to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

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.