20 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

20 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
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Erie
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Hershey
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

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.
Kids will enjoy Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Carnegie Science Center. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, wander the streets of Mount Washington, and don't miss a visit to Sri Venkateswara Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh online tour planner.

Orlando to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Pittsburgh to be colder, temps between 42°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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Erie

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Family-friendly places like Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort and Experience Childrens Museum will thrill your kids. Explore Erie's surroundings by going to Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum (in Jamestown), State Road Covered Bridge (in Conneaut) and Peek'n Peak Ski Area (in Clymer). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Asbury Woods, make a trip to Schaefer's Auto Art, get to know the resident critters at Erie Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Erie tour planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Erie takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Erie sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hershey

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Attractions like Hersheypark and The Amish Farm and House make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hershey: Intercourse (The Quilt Museum & Kitchen Kettle Village), Koziar's Christmas Village (in Bernville) and Roadside America (in Shartlesville). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Indian Echo Caverns, examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum, find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hershey Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hershey holiday planner.

You can drive from Erie to Hershey in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. December in Hershey sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Longwood Gardens and Independence Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and admire the striking features of City Hall Visitor Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

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 December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.