25 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

25 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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1
Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
2
Erie
— 3 nights
3
State College
— 3 nights
4
Elysburg
— 2 nights
5
Gettysburg
— 4 nights
6
Lancaster
— 3 nights
7
Philadelphia
— 5 nights

4
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.
You've added West Virginia Penitentiary, Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, stop by Strip District, take an in-depth tour of Rivers of Steel, and meet the residents at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh route planner.

Seattle to Pittsburgh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Pittsburgh. In August, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rivers of Steel, West Virginia Penitentiary, Kennywood Park
Highlights from your plan
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Strip District ©
Strip District
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium ©
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

3
nights
Erie

Erie ©
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: make a splash at Waldameer & Water World, don't miss a visit to Schaefer's Auto Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erie Zoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Erie vacation maker website.

Drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Erie can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Waldameer & Water World ©
Waldameer & Water World
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort ©
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort
Asbury  Woods ©
Asbury Woods

3
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near State College: Trough Creek State Park (in James Creek), Huntingdon (Lincoln Caverns & Swigart Auto Museum) and Thousand Steps Trail (in Mifflintown). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, make a trip to 321 Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Mauch Chunk Lake, and deepen your understanding at Penn State University.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the State College online holiday planner.

You can drive from Erie to State College in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in State College can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pennsylvania, Huntingdon, Trough Creek State Park, Thousand Steps Trail, 321 Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Trough Creek State Park ©
Trough Creek State Park

2
nights
Elysburg

Elysburg ©
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Knoebles Mining Museum and then find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Ricketts Glen State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Knoebels Carousel Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Elysburg holiday planning app.

Getting from State College to Elysburg by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Elysburg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Elysburg

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, Ricketts Glen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park

4
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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and pause for some photo ops at State of Pennsylvania Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg travel planner.

Drive from Elysburg to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Gettysburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Step out of Lancaster with an excursion to Hersheypark in Hershey--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, make a trip to Erbs Covered Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lancaster driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ronks, Hersheypark, Erbs Covered Bridge, Kitchen Kettle Village, Lapp Valley Farm
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Old Windmill Farm ©
Old Windmill Farm

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lancaster in August since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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