17 days in Philadelphia & State College Itinerary

17 days in Philadelphia & State College Itinerary

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17 days in Philadelphia & State College Itinerary

Start: State College
Drive:  3​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
State College
— 14 nights
End: State College


Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally stroll through Love Park. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner .

State College to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from State College in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to State College.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Explore State College's surroundings by going to Altoona (Boyer Candy Factory Outlet & Peoples Natural Gas Field), Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (in Grantville) and Hershey (Hersheypark, Troegs Brewing Company, & more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort, admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, admire the majestic nature at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, and Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read State College trip planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to State College takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in State College, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in State College

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Side Trips

Hershey, Howard, Carlisle, Altoona, Little Buffalo State Park
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Hersheypark ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State