28 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

28 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Erie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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State College
— 3 nights
Drive
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Elysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 6 nights
Drive to Philadelphia International Airport, Fly to Exeter International Airport

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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 Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia visit planner.

Exeter, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Philadelphia is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Erie.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Erie

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Explore Erie's surroundings by going to Linesville Spillway (in Linesville) and Arundel Cellars (in North East). The adventure continues: stroll around Presque Isle State Park, make a trip to Schaefer's Auto Art, take in panoramic vistas at Port Erie Bicentennial Tower, and make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Erie online route maker.

Fly from Philadelphia to Erie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: high temperatures in Erie hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Cucumber Falls (in Ohiopyle). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and take in nature's colorful creations at Renziehausen Park Rose Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Erie to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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: DelGrosso's Amusement Park (in Tipton), Lincoln Caverns (in Huntingdon) and 321 Gallery (in Hollidaysburg). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, look for gifts at Peight's Country Store, look for all kinds of wild species at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, and gain insight at Penn State University.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our State College tour planning site.

Drive from Pittsburgh to State College in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Elysburg

Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore Elysburg's surroundings by going to Jacks Mountain (in Mill Creek), D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville) and Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort, examine the collection at Knoebels Carousel Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Elysburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from State College to Elysburg takes 2 hours. In August in Elysburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Elysburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg day trip planning app.

Drive from Elysburg to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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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 (Hersheypark & The Hershey Story Museum) and Harrisburg (Harrisburg Holocaust Monument & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, stroll around Lititz Springs Park, and contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Gettysburg to Lancaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. August in Lancaster sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.