26 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

26 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Aviary, and engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh vacation tool.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Pittsburgh is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in March, things will get much colder in Pittsburgh: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

3
nights
Erie

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Change things up with these side-trips from Erie: Read Between the Signs (in Meadville), Two Mile Run County Park (in Franklin) and Lakeview Wine Cellars (in North East). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, visit a coastal fixture at Erie Land Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Courtyard Wineries, and walk around Presque Isle State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Erie online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Pittsburgh in March, you will find days in Erie are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

2
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State College

State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at American Philatelic Center, then do a tasting at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, and then get a dose of the wild on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Centre County Historical Society, then gain insight at Penn State University, then admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, and finally walk around Tom Tudek Memorial Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the State College online holiday planner.

You can drive from Erie to State College in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in State College can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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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 Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Carlisle (United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) & LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg online day trip planner.

Drive from State College to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Traveling from State College in March, expect nights in Gettysburg to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

4
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Lancaster

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Hershey (The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey Gardens, &more), Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville) and Harrisburg (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex & National Civil War Museum). Next up on the itinerary: stop by The Old Country Store, steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and stroll around Lititz Springs Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancaster online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

7
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Sandy Hollow (in West Chester) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, and explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip builder website.

You can drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.