21 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

21 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip itinerary planner

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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
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Mill Run
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 4 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Pittsburgh

— 3 nights

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.
Pittsburgh is known for museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and take a stroll through Strip District.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder website.

New York City to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mill Run.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mill Run

— 2 nights
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park, and then appreciate the history behind Braddock Grave. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, then don't miss a visit to Mount Washington Tavern, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mill Run online vacation planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Mill Run by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Mill Run

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 4 nights
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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and browse the exhibits of Jennie Wade House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gettysburg day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mill Run to Gettysburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. May in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Lancaster

— 4 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hershey (Hersheypark & Hershey Gardens) and Harrisburg (National Civil War Museum, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, &more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lancaster online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. May in Lancaster sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 7 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford), Sandy Hollow (in West Chester) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, stroll around Franklin Square, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

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You can drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Casinos · Specialty Museums · 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.