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
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bradford
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Benton
— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley Forge National Historical Park and AACA Museum, Inc.. Escape the urban bustle at Indian Echo Caverns and Kelly Drive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Independence Mall, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia road trip site .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia, Indian Echo Caverns, The Amish Farm and House, AACA Museum, Inc.
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Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
AACA Museum, Inc. ©
AACA Museum, Inc.

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Little Round Top and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Gettysburg National Military Park and Abraham Lincoln Statue will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Gettysburg: C&O Canal National Historical Park (in Williamsport), Antietam National Cemetery (in Sharpsburg) and Martinsburg Roundhouse (in Martinsburg). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, contemplate the long history of Patsy Cline Historic House, examine the collection at Rupp House, and make a trip to Evergreen Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg holiday planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gettysburg, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winchester, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Antietam National Cemetery, Martinsburg Roundhouse
Highlights from your plan

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bicycle Heaven and Flight 93 Memorial Chapel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Randyland and Johnstown Flood National Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Fort Necessity National Battlefield (in Farmington) and Bushy Run Battlefield (in Jeannette). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Frick Art and Historical Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel, have a few drinks at Maggie's Farm Rum Distillery, and get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. September in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bradford.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Bushy Run Battlefield, Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Fallingwater
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Johnstown Flood National Memorial ©
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel ©
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

3
nights
Bradford

Bradford ©
Bradford is a city in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States, close to the border with New York State and approximately south of Buffalo, New York. You'll explore and learn at Zippo / Case Museum and Drake Well Museum. Get some historical perspective at Lake View Cemetery and Barcelona Lighthouse State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Bradford side-trips: Clear Creek State Park (in Sigel), Laurel Mountain Vineyard (in Falls Creek) and Blackbird Distillery (in Brookville). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, examine the collection at Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum, stop by Reverie Creamery, and learn about winemaking at Johnson Estate Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bradford trip app .

Drive from Pittsburgh to Bradford in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bradford, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Benton.

Things to do in Bradford

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Westfield, Blackbird Distillery, Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum, Lake View Cemetery, Reverie Creamery
Highlights from your plan
Kinzua Bridge State Park ©
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Zippo / Case Museum ©
Zippo / Case Museum
Drake Well Museum ©
Drake Well Museum

4
nights
Benton

Benton ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ricketts Glen State Park and Priesthood Restoration Site. Take a break from the city and head to Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area and Boulder Field. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Benton: Blue Ridge Estate Winery (in Saylorsburg), Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum (in Scranton) and Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm (in Stroudsburg).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Benton road trip planning app .

Getting from Bradford to Benton by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Bradford in September, things will get a bit warmer in Benton: highs are around 78°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Benton

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bloomsburg, Big Creek Vineyard, Boulder Field, Dorflinger Glass Museum, Antler Ridge Winery
Highlights from your plan
Bill's Custom Cycles ©
Bill's Custom Cycles
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum ©

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