15 days in Pittsburgh, West Virginia & Philadelphia Itinerary

15 days in Pittsburgh, West Virginia & Philadelphia Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
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Moundsville
— 1 night
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Weston
— 2 nights
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Lansing
— 1 night
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White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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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: Keystone Raceway Park (in New Alexandria), Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, and take a stroll through Strip District.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planner.

Tampa to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in October, with highs in Pittsburgh at 65°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moundsville.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary and then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

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You can drive from Pittsburgh to Moundsville in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Weston.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums · Historic Sites

Weston

— 2 nights
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead and then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Weston route maker site.

You can drive from Moundsville to Weston in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Weston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Lansing

— 1 night
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 17th (Mon), take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge and then explore the activities along New River Gorge National River.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lansing road trip planning tool.

Drive from Weston to Lansing in 2 hours. October in Lansing sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

White Sulphur Springs

— 1 night
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Greenbrier, then contemplate the long history of Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, and then relax and rejuvenate at The Salt Cave and Spa.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the White Sulphur Springs route site.

Traveling by car from Lansing to White Sulphur Springs takes 1.5 hours. October in White Sulphur Springs sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip builder.

Traveling by car from White Sulphur Springs to Harpers Ferry takes 3.5 hours. October in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Philadelphia

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Ashland Nature Center (in Hockessin), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Philadelphia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Harpers Ferry in October since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.