21 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

21 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner

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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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Lancaster
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Wellsboro
— 4 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia

— 5 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.
Attractions like Independence Hall and Rittenhouse Square make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Valley Forge National Historical Park and Schuylkill River Trail will get you outdoors. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately Kennett Square away. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Independence National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get to know the resident critters at Philadelphia Zoo, wander the streets of Society Hill, and see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia online holiday builder.

Asheville to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Royal Manchester Golf Links and Wyncote Golf Club. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Amish Farm and House and Ephrata Cloister. Change things up with a short trip to Hersheypark in Hershey (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, don't miss a visit to Andy Smith, Artist, and tee off at Water's Edge Mini-Golf.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster tour site.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lancaster are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Outdoors · Golf · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gettysburg National Military Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Get in touch with nature at Devils Den and The Links at Gettysburg. When in Gettysburg, make a side trip to see Penn National Golf Course in Fayetteville, approximately Fayetteville away. There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take an in-depth tour of Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg journey builder.

Drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Wellsboro

— 4 nights
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Attractions like Knoebels Amusement Resort and Leonard Harrison State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Pine Creek Rail Trail and Ricketts Glen State Park. Explore Wellsboro's surroundings by going to Worlds End State Park (in Forksville) and Susquehanna Riverwalk (in Williamsport). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Emerge Healing Arts & Spa and admire the majestic nature at Hills Creek State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellsboro online road trip planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Wellsboro in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wellsboro, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 4 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.
Visiting Mount Washington and Mystic Rock will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Bicycle Heaven. Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Birdsfoot Golf Club (in Freeport) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park, go all around town with City Tours, visit Strip District, and head outdoors with Mellon Green.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh online day trip planner.

You can drive from Wellsboro to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wellsboro in July since evenings lows in Pittsburgh dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.