20 days in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Stamford Itinerary

20 days in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Stamford Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

20 days in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Stamford Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cape May
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Stamford
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Jim Thorpe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London


Learn more about your trip

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, then examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Philadelphia is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, The Amish Farm and House, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

3
nights
Cape May

Cape May
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Emlen Physick Estate and Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum. Get some historical perspective at Cape May Carriage Company and World War II Lookout Tower. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Washington Street Mall, learn about winemaking at Turdo Vineyards & Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Wildwood Beach.

Plan my trip to Cape May with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Cape May takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cape May can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Stamford.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lower Township, Cape May Point State Park, North Wildwood Beach, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach

4
nights
Stamford

Stamford ©
Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Let the collections at Storm King Art Center and Stamford Museum & Nature Center capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Val-Kill Cottage and Yale University Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Stamford: St Mary's Episcopal Church (in Cold Spring), Graymoor, The Holy Mountain (in Garrison) and Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park, hike along Norwalk River Valley Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Southford Falls State Park, and contemplate the long history of Gillette Castle State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stamford trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape May to Stamford takes 3.5 hours. In August in Stamford, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Stamford

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Graymoor, The Holy Mountain, Southford Falls State Park, St Mary's Episcopal Church, Hammonasset Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Stamford Museum & Nature Center ©
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

2
nights
Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe ©
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John, contemplate the long history of Asa Packer Mansion, then pause for some photo ops at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hickory Run State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jim Thorpe vacation planner.

Drive from Stamford to Jim Thorpe in 3 hours. August in Jim Thorpe sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Hickory Run State Park
Highlights from your plan
No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum ©
No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum
Asa Packer Mansion ©
Asa Packer Mansion
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary ©
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Confederate Trails of Gettysburg and Shriver House Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Gettysburg National Military Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, see the interesting displays at Rupp House, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Statue at Wills House, and steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Jim Thorpe to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rupp House ©
Rupp House
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

2
nights
Ohiopyle

Ohiopyle ©
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in the history at Jumonville Glen, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ohiopyle travel planning website .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Ohiopyle in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gettysburg in August; daily highs in Ohiopyle reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mill Run, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Kentuck Knob
Highlights from your plan
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, then engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally admire the majestic nature at Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Carnegie Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel, and then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh vacation builder site .

You can drive from Ohiopyle to Pittsburgh in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ohiopyle in August: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning
Point State Park ©
Point State Park

Similar Plans

22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in New Jersey BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in New Jersey BY A USER FROM GHANA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in New Jersey BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, teens, kids, beaches, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 27 days in New York City, Pennsylvania & Washington DC BY A USER FROM THAILAND February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans