18 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

18 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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18 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  4​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Somerset
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lancaster
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Scranton
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

2
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.
Pittsburgh is known for museums, nature, parks, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh driving holiday planner .

Charlotte to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect nights in Pittsburgh to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Somerset.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Shenot Farm & Market, Rivers of Steel
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

2
nights
Somerset

Somerset ©
Somerset is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Flight 93 National Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, and finally appreciate the history behind Mister Rogers' Park Bench. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park, then don't miss a visit to Kentuck Knob, and then steep yourself in history at Kings Covered Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Somerset driving holiday website .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Somerset in 1.5 hours. In October in Somerset, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Somerset

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fallingwater, Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, Mister Rogers' Park Bench, Flight 93 National Memorial, Kentuck Knob
Highlights from your plan
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gettysburg side-trips: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, and steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Somerset to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. In October in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum and then find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. October in Lancaster sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Hersheypark
Highlights from your plan
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia journey maker tool .

Traveling by train from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lancaster in October since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Scranton.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
nights
Scranton

Scranton ©
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for gifts at Note Fragrances, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Scranton Walking Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Ricketts Glen State Park. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, do a tasting at Antler Ridge Winery, and then walk around Nay Aug Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Scranton route planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Scranton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, plan for little chillier nights in Scranton, with lows around 45°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ricketts Glen State Park, Bushkill Falls, Antler Ridge Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls

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