22 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

22 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Elysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Erie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately Kennett Square away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia journey builder.

Cardiff, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Philadelphia is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in September: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

3
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Lancaster

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 out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Hersheypark (in Hershey) and Smucker's Gourd Farm (in Kinzers). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and snap pictures at Erbs Covered Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip builder.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, Lancaster is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, and see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Elysburg

Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Elysburg: World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store (in South Williamsport), Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton) and T&D's Cats of the World (in Penns Creek). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort, learn about winemaking at Broad Mountain Vineyard, see the interesting displays at Knoebles Mining Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Knoebels History Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Elysburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Elysburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Elysburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Elysburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Erie

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Erie is known for theme parks, parks, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Presque Isle State Park, enjoy some diversion at Asbury Woods, get to know the resident critters at Erie Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church.

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Getting from Elysburg to Erie by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Erie are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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Pittsburgh

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Lincoln Highway Experience (in Latrobe) and Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take a stroll through Strip District, head outdoors with The Wheel Mill, and get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh route maker site.

Getting from Erie to Pittsburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · 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.