28 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Allentown
— 4 nights
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Philadelphia — 7 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Washington Crossing Historic Park (in Washington Crossing), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, and engage your brain at Mutter Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Arequipa, Peru to Philadelphia is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Arequipa in November, expect Philadelphia to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Allentown.
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Allentown — 4 nights

Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore Allentown's surroundings by going to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (in Kempton), Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton) and D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, examine the collection at Fighter's Heaven, pause for some photo ops at The Soldiers Sailors Monument, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Allentown trip maker.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Allentown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Allentown, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.
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Lancaster — 5 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lancaster: Harrisburg (Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, Harrisburg Holocaust Monument, &more), Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz) and Koziar's Christmas Village (in Bernville). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, admire the natural beauty at Hershey Gardens, experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, and examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster planner.

You can drive from Allentown to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Lancaster sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.
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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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and explore the world behind art at Gibson's Photographic Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 7 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.
Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Mount Washington Tavern (in Farmington), Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Cucumber Falls (in Ohiopyle). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Allegheny Cemetery, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and wander the streets of Strip District.

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Drive from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.
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