22 days in Pennsylvania's Great Lake Region Itinerary

22 days in Pennsylvania's Great Lake Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania's Great Lake Region travel planner
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport, Drive to Hermitage
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Hermitage
— 4 nights
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Erie
— 9 nights
Drive
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Titusville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lititz
— 4 nights
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Hermitage — 4 nights

Hermitage is a city in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. Get some cultural insight at Lago Winery and Slovak Folk Crafts. Step out of the city life by going to Linesville Spillway and Linesville Fish Hatchery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hermitage: Conneaut Lake (Conneaut Lake Park & Conneaut Cellar Wineries), Grove City Premium Outlets (in Grove City) and Jamestown (Pymatuning Deer Park & Pymatuning State Park). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Avenue of 444 Flags, explore the activities along Shenango River Lake, walk around Buhl Farm Park, and look for gifts at Daffin's Candies.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hermitage trip planner.

New York City to Hermitage is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Hermitage at 81°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Erie.
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Erie — 9 nights

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tom Ridge Environmental Center and Erie Maritime Museum. Popular historic sites such as Presque Isle Lighthouse and St. Peter Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to North East (Arundel Cellars & Heritage Wine Cellars). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Experience Childrens Museum, pause for some photo ops at Perry Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier, and don't miss a visit to Erie Land Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Erie tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hermitage to Erie takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Titusville.
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Titusville — 4 nights

Titusville is a city in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Drake Well Museum and DeBence Antique Music World. Get outdoors at Oil Creek State Park and Ernst Bike Trail. Explore Titusville's surroundings by going to Franklin (St John's Episcopal Church & Allegheny River Trail), Samuel Justus Recreation Trail (in Oil City) and Meadville (Read Between the Signs & Woodcock Lake Park). It doesn't end there: walk around Two Mile Run County Park and get curious at Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Titusville planner.

You can drive from Erie to Titusville in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Titusville when traveling from Erie in August, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lititz.
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Lititz — 4 nights

Lititz is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, six miles (approximately 10 km) north of the city of Lancaster. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lititz Springs Park and Erbs Covered Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Lititz Historical Foundation and Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, take in the views from Keller's Mill Covered Bridge, make a trip to Andy Smith, Artist, and browse the fresh offerings at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lititz day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Titusville to Lititz in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Lititz are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to home.
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