18 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

18 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania holiday maker

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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Allentown
— 4 nights
Drive
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Scranton
— 2 nights
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Harrisburg
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rodin Museum and Elfreth's Alley. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Constitution Center and Penn Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Christ Church, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Philadelphia is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Philadelphia is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Allentown.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Allentown

— 4 nights
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Green Lane Nature Center and Ironton Rail Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at America On Wheels Museum and Liberty Bell Museum. Step out of Allentown with an excursion to Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Hoover Mason Trestle, walk around Allentown Fish Hatchery, take an in-depth tour of Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Allentown Rose Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Allentown driving holiday planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Allentown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Allentown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Scranton.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Scranton

— 2 nights
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, browse the different shops at The Marketplace at Steamtown, and then meet the residents at Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Scranton Cultural Center, contemplate the long history of Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces, and then hike along Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.

For photos and more tourist information, read Scranton journey planner.

Traveling by car from Allentown to Scranton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Scranton sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Harrisburg

— 5 nights
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gettysburg National Military Park and Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Change things up with these side-trips from Harrisburg: Gettysburg (The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, Abraham Lincoln Statue, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildwood Park, walk around Riverfront Park, and contemplate the long history of John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Harrisburg road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Scranton to Harrisburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.