21 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

21 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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21 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Erie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
State College
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
6
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bicycle Heaven and Cathedral of Learning. Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle), Kentuck Knob (in Chalk Hill) and Farmington (Braddock Grave & Fort Necessity National Battlefield). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aviary, admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, and admire the striking features of Union Station.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pittsburgh trip simple and quick.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Pittsburgh is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Pittsburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Farmington, Kentuck Knob, Searight Toll House & Museum, Cook Forest State Park, Gobbler's Knob
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National Aviary ©
National Aviary
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Gobbler's Knob ©
Gobbler's Knob

2
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): cool off at Waldameer & Water World, stroll around Tom Ridge Environmental Center, and then don't miss a visit to Schaefer's Auto Art. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Erie Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church, then examine the collection at Erie Maritime Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Port Erie Bicentennial Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Erie trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Erie takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In April, Erie is a bit cooler than Pittsburgh - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Waldameer & Water World ©
Waldameer & Water World
Tom Ridge Environmental Center ©
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Erie Maritime Museum ©
Erie Maritime Museum

1
night
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll around Tom Tudek Memorial Park, take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, then gain insight at Penn State University, and finally hit the slopes at Tussey Mountain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read State College tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Erie to State College takes 3.5 hours. In April in State College, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Tussey Mountain
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The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Tom Tudek Memorial Park ©
Tom Tudek Memorial Park

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 Devils Den and Shriver House Museum. Take a break from Gettysburg with a short trip to United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, take an in-depth tour of Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, and appreciate the history behind Abraham Lincoln Statue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg day trip planning website .

Getting from State College to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)
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Devils Den ©
Devils Den
The Eternal Light Peace Memorial ©
The Eternal Light Peace Memorial

3
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Step off the beaten path and head to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex and The Old Country Store. Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: National Civil War Museum (in Harrisburg), Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown) and AACA Museum, Inc. (in Hershey). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Lancaster Central Market, steep yourself in history at Wheatland, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Sanctuary of PA.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip planner .

Drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Lancaster are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Harrisburg, Bird in Hand Antique Market, The Old Country Store, Indian Echo Caverns, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
The Old Country Store ©
The Old Country Store
Wheatland ©
Wheatland

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing and National Museum of American Jewish History. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Coca-Cola Park (in Allentown), Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, don't miss a visit to Wanamaker Organ, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia route planner .

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Coca-Cola Park
Highlights from your plan
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum
Wanamaker Organ ©
Wanamaker Organ
Coca-Cola Park ©
Coca-Cola Park

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