22 days in Pittsburgh & Its Countryside, Portland & Fort Meade Itinerary

22 days in Pittsburgh & Its Countryside, Portland & Fort Meade Itinerary

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Drive to Madera Municipal Airport, Fly to Erie International Tom Ridge Field, Drive to Mercer
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Mercer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 10 nights
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Drive to Portsmouth International at Pease Airport, Fly to Tampa International Airport, Drive to Fort Meade
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Fort Meade
— 4 nights
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Drive to Tampa International Airport, Fly to Madera Municipal Airport, Drive to Fresno

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Mercer

— 2 nights
Mercer is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 26th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at McConnells Mill State Park, meet the residents at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park, and then gain insight at Westminster College. On your second day here, explore the activities along Shenango River Lake, learn about winemaking at Nova Cellars Winery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Moraine State Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mercer online travel planner.

Fresno to Mercer is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Fresno to Mercer, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fresno in September: high temperatures in Mercer hover around 76°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mercer

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 5 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.
Pittsburgh is known for museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, sample some tasty brews at City Brew Tours, wander the streets of Strip District, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Mercer to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. September in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Portland

— 10 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Old First Parish Burying Ground (in Rockport), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Boston (Granary Burying Ground, North End, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, cruise along Kancamagus Highway, and admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portland day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pittsburgh to Portland takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portland, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Meade.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fort Meade

— 4 nights
Fort Meade is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Loyce E. Harpe Park (in Mulberry), Aldermans Ford Park (in Lithia) and Memory Makin' Guides (in Frostproof). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Fort Meade Historical Society, have fun at Florida Firearms Adventures, get engrossed in the history at L. B. Brown house, and immerse yourself in nature at Paynes Creek Historic State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fort Meade driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Fort Meade. In October, Fort Meade is much warmer than Portland - with highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Meade

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips