17 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

17 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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17 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Intercourse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grove City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
North East
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Mall and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

Before you visit Philadelphia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Knoxville to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Knoxville in May, you will find days in Philadelphia are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Intercourse.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
nights
Intercourse

Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at The Old Country Store, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, then stop by Log Cabin Quilt Shop & Fabrics, then take a stroll through Amish Country, and finally stop by Kitchen Kettle Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, and then find something for the whole family at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

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Do a combination of train and taxi from Philadelphia to Intercourse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Intercourse

Shopping Wineries Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bird in Hand, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Amish Country, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, The Amish Farm and House
Highlights from your plan
Bird in Hand Farmers Market ©
Bird in Hand Farmers Market
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Old Country Store ©
The Old Country Store

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 31st (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at West Shore Farmers Market, browse the exhibits of York County History Center, then learn about winemaking at Waltz Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Patrick, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey, and finally learn about winemaking at Nissley Vineyards and Winery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hershey trip planner.

Traveling by car from Intercourse to Hershey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrisburg, Nissley Vineyards and Winery, West Shore Farmers Market, York County History Center, Waltz Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Nissley Vineyards and Winery ©
Nissley Vineyards and Winery
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
Cathedral of Saint Patrick ©
Cathedral of Saint Patrick

3
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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.
Head to Mister Ed's Elephant Museum and Olympia Candy Kitchenfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Gettysburg side-trips: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Monocacy National Battlefield (in Frederick). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Adams County Winery, take in the history at Lincoln Statue at Wills House, and stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip builder site .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orrtanna, Monocacy National Battlefield, Antietam National Battlefield, Olympia Candy Kitchen, Hauser Estate Winery
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery

3
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fallingwater and Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cabela's and The Nationality Rooms. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Strip District, see the interesting displays at Frick Art and Historical Center, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and admire the masterpieces at Carnegie Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip planning website .

Drive from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. June in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grove City.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cabela's, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Fallingwater
Highlights from your plan
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Fort Necessity National Battlefield ©

2
nights
Grove City

Grove City ©
Grove City is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, located approximately north of Pittsburgh and south of Erie. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): do a tasting at Wilhelm Winery, then learn about winemaking at Knockin Noggin Cidery & Winery, and then get some fabulous bargains at Grove City Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Episcopal Church and then learn about winemaking at Deer Creek Winery.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grove City route maker .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Grove City takes an hour. Traveling from Pittsburgh in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grove City, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to North East.

Things to do in Grove City

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deer Creek Winery, Knockin Noggin Cidery & Winery, St John's Episcopal Church, Wilhelm Winery
Highlights from your plan
Deer Creek Winery ©
Deer Creek Winery
Grove City Premium Outlets ©
Grove City Premium Outlets
Knockin Noggin Cidery & Winery ©
Knockin Noggin Cidery & Winery

2
nights
North East

North East ©
North East is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States, 14mi northeast of Erie in the state's northwestern corner. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Matthias Catholic Church, then take an in-depth tour of Robert H. Jackson Center, then stop by Vinewood Acres Sugar Shack, and finally learn about winemaking at South Shore Wine Company. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Patterson Library and then examine the collection at Lana's The Little House.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our North East day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grove City to North East takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in North East can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in North East

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Westfield, Robert H. Jackson Center, Lana's The Little House, St. Matthias Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Lana's The Little House ©
Lana's The Little House
South Shore Wine Company ©
South Shore Wine Company
Robert H. Jackson Center ©
Robert H. Jackson Center

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