19 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

19 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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19 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mill Run
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Harrisburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, explore and take pictures at PNC Park, then appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mount Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aviary, then get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and finally take a stroll through The Strip District.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Pittsburgh is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Pittsburgh, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mill Run.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

1
night
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park, and then don't miss a visit to The Great Cross of Christ.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mill Run trip builder app .

Drive from Pittsburgh to Mill Run in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Mill Run are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Mill Run

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Great Cross of Christ, Ohiopyle State Park
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Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, fun & games, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, browse the exhibits of Jennie Wade House, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Gettysburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, make a trip to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument, enjoy some diversion at FNB Field, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Patrick, and finally ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Army Heritage and Education Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildwood Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Harrisburg trip planner .

Drive from Gettysburg to Harrisburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

United States Army Heritage and Education Center
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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park ©
Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum

3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Explore Hershey's surroundings by going to Knoebels Amusement Resort (in Elysburg), Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks) and The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. It doesn't end there: stop by Kitchen Kettle Village and experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Hershey day trip tool .

Hershey is just a stone's throw from Harrisburg. In May in Hershey, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Amish Farm and House, Lapp Valley Farm, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Knoebels Amusement Resort, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Philadelphia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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