18 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

18 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner
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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
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Erie
— 3 nights
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Elysburg
— 2 nights
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Hershey
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Pittsburgh — 3 nights

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Mount Washington. Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, take in the exciting artwork at Contemporary Craft, go all around town with City Tours, and take a stroll through Strip District.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh itinerary planning site.

Los Angeles to Pittsburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Erie.
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Erie — 3 nights

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Attractions like Presque Isle State Park and Asbury Woods make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Linesville Spillway in Linesville (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waldameer & Water World, get to know the resident critters at Erie Zoo, walk around Tom Ridge Environmental Center, and cast your line with Lake Erie Fishing Charters.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Erie trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Erie takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Erie sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Elysburg.
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Elysburg — 2 nights

Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Ricketts Glen State Park and then see the interesting displays at World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Whistler's Mother Statue, see the interesting displays at Knoebels Carousel Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Elysburg itinerary tool.

You can drive from Erie to Elysburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Erie in September since evenings lows in Elysburg dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hershey.
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Hershey — 3 nights

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Family-friendly places like Hersheypark and Gettysburg National Military Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hershey: Lancaster (Dutch Wonderland & The Amish Farm and House), Old Windmill Farm (in Ronks) and Ghost & Vampire Tours (in Gettysburg). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on The Falconry Experience.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey travel route planning app.

Drive from Elysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Elysburg in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 59°F in Hershey. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 6 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Longwood Gardens and Independence Hall. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Washington Crossing Historic Park (in Washington Crossing), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Dowlin Forge Park (in Downingtown). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Philadelphia Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.
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