27 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

27 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip itinerary planner
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Intercourse
— 2 nights
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Erie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ligonier
— 3 nights
Drive
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State College
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Allentown
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia — 5 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Intercourse.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Intercourse — 2 nights

Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, east of Lancaster on Pennsylvania Route 340. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at The Old Country Store, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Intercourse Village, then experience rural life at September Farm Cheese, and then pick up some local products at Brecknock Orchard.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Intercourse trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Intercourse by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Intercourse when traveling from Philadelphia in January, with lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Erie.
Shopping · Spas · Museums
Side Trips

Erie — 2 nights

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
On the 14th (Fri), cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort and then get a taste of the local shopping with Glass Growers Gallery. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse for treasures at Whistle Stop Antique Mall and then stroll through Wilderness Lodge.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Erie trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Intercourse to Erie by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daytime highs in Erie are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.
Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Pittsburgh — 5 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Wigle Whiskey, learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and get engrossed in the history at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh tour planner.

Getting from Erie to Pittsburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Ligonier.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Ligonier — 3 nights

Ligonier is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ligonier: Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown), Hidden Valley Resort (in Hidden Valley) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, stroll through Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Antiochian Heritage Museum, and tour or see a game at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ligonier travel route builder tool.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Ligonier by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Ligonier sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to State College.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Side Trips

State College — 2 nights

State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State and then gain insight at Penn State University. On your second day here, examine the collection at Isett Acres Museum and then examine the collection at American Philatelic Center.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our State College trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ligonier to State College by car takes about 2 hours. In January in State College, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.
Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Gettysburg — 4 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Carlisle (Cumberland County Historical Society & United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)). There's much more to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, take an in-depth tour of Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and fly down the slopes at Liberty Mountain Resort.

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Traveling by car from State College to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Allentown.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

Allentown — 3 nights

Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Allentown side-trips: Noteology (in Scranton), Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark (in Scotrun) and Camelback Mountain Ski Resort (in Tannersville). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit, try to win big at Sands Casino, cruise along The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, and appreciate the history behind The Soldiers Sailors Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Allentown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Allentown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.