22 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

22 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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22 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Somerset
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Erie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Benton
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: New York City

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online holiday planner .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.
Go for a jaunt from Lancaster to Hershey to see Hersheypark about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Root's Country Market & Auction, find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, and contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip website .

Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in October since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ephrata, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kitchen Kettle Village, Lapp Valley Farm, Hersheypark
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, fun & games, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore and take pictures at Devils Den, and get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Somerset.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Somerset

Somerset ©
Somerset is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Somerset: Rock Run Recreation Park (in Patton), 321 Gallery (in Hollidaysburg) and Powdermill Nature Reserve (in Rector). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fallingwater, immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, and admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Somerset trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Somerset in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Somerset are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Somerset

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

321 Gallery, Flight 93 National Memorial, Rock Run Recreation Park, Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, Ohiopyle State Park
Highlights from your plan
Rock Run Recreation Park ©
Rock Run Recreation Park
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial

3
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.
Pittsburgh is known for museums, nature, parks, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and meet the residents at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh travel planner.

Traveling by car from Somerset to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

2
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): let little ones run wild at Asbury Woods, stroll around Presque Isle State Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Erie Zoo, then make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, and then make a trip to Schaefer's Auto Art.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Erie holiday app .

Drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Benton.

Things to do in Erie

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Asbury  Woods ©
Asbury Woods
Erie Zoo ©
Erie Zoo

3
nights
Benton

Benton ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Benton: Knoebels Amusement Resort (in Elysburg), Wyalusing Rocks (in Wyalusing) and T&D's Cats of the World (in Penns Creek).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Benton road trip app .

Drive from Erie to Benton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October in Benton, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Benton

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Knoebels Amusement Resort, Wyalusing Rocks, Boulder Field, Note Fragrances, T&D's Cats of the World
Highlights from your plan
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Boulder Field ©
Boulder Field

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