20 days in Pittsburgh & Washington DC Itinerary

20 days in Pittsburgh & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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Pittsburgh
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Washington DC
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Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh — 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pittsburgh: Warther Museum (in Dover), Alpine Hills Historical Museum (in Sugarcreek) and Moundsville (West Virginia Penitentiary & Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum"). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Carnegie Science Center, see the interesting displays at Frick Art and Historical Center, admire the masterpieces at The Andy Warhol Museum, and gain insight at University of Pittsburgh.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Pittsburgh International Airport, Erie International Tom Ridge Field and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. In January in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors
Side Trips

Washington DC — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Step out of Washington DC to go to Baltimore and see Horseshoe Casino, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC travel route site.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Pittsburgh.
Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Pittsburgh — 6 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pittsburgh: Laurel Mountain Ski Resort (in Boswell) and Laurel Mountain Ski Resort (in Ligonier). See some other sides of Pittsburgh: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at Bayernhof Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Pittsburgh at 1°C and lows at -7°C.
Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trips