16 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

16 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania tour planner

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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Allentown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hershey
— 1 night
Drive
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Harrisburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, wander the streets of Strip District, and then take an in-depth tour of Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Pittsburgh. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Allentown.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Nature

Allentown

— 2 nights
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Allentown Rose Gardens, cool off at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, then engage your brain at Da Vinci Science Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Hoover Mason Trestle. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at America On Wheels Museum, get engrossed in the history at Liberty Bell Museum, then walk around Allentown Fish Hatchery, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Allentown Farmers Market.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Allentown online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Allentown in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Allentown, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Allentown

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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 26th (Sat): examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum, then do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, then catch a live performance at Fulton Theatre, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Moo-Duck Brewery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hershey tour website.

You can drive from Allentown to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hershey are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Nightlife · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Harrisburg

— 2 nights
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. On the 27th (Sun), walk around Riverfront Park, then walk around Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, then get your bearings at United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), and finally make a trip to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, then step aboard Pride of the Susquehanna, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Harrisburg route maker website.

Harrisburg is very close to Hershey. In June, daily temperatures in Harrisburg can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, walk around Franklin Square, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip site.

Getting from Harrisburg to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 4 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.
Step out of Gettysburg with an excursion to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, get all the information you need at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg online route builder.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Gettysburg, with lows around 66°F.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.