28 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

28 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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28 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  1​h
1
Philadelphia
— 14 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Benton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Wellsboro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Bradford
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

14
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ocean City Beach and Air Mobility Command Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Island Beach State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Fort Delaware State Park (in Delaware City), Ocean City (Haunted Golf, Speed Boats Tours, & more) and Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City). Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Storybook Land. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Constitution Center, contemplate the long history of Valley Forge National Historical Park, and admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles to Philadelphia is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ocean City, Wilmington, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Storybook Land, Fort Delaware State Park
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the views from Erbs Covered Bridge. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, then identify plant and animal life at Wildwood Park, and then see the interesting displays at Roadside America.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lancaster driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Benton.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hershey, Wildwood Park, Erbs Covered Bridge, Roadside America
Highlights from your plan
Roadside America ©
Roadside America
Wildwood Park ©
Wildwood Park
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

2
nights
Benton

Benton ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Worlds End State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Artisan Alpacas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Bill's Custom Cycles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at 1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain, and then admire the sheer force of Ricketts Glen State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Benton visit planning site .

You can drive from Lancaster to Benton in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Benton can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Benton

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Artisan Alpacas, Bill's Custom Cycles, 1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain, Worlds End State Park
Highlights from your plan
Worlds End State Park ©
Worlds End State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Bill's Custom Cycles ©
Bill's Custom Cycles

1
night
Wellsboro

Wellsboro ©
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Leonard Harrison State Park, then look for gifts at Highland Chocolates, and then admire the majestic nature at Hills Creek State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wellsboro trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Benton to Wellsboro by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Benton in June, plan for little chillier nights in Wellsboro, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bradford.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hills Creek State Park ©
Hills Creek State Park
Highland Chocolates ©
Highland Chocolates

1
night
Bradford

Bradford ©
Bradford is a city in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States, close to the border with New York State and approximately south of Buffalo, New York. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Zippo / Case Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Eldred World War II Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bradford vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Wellsboro to Bradford in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Bradford

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kinzua Bridge State Park, Eldred World War II Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zippo / Case Museum ©
Zippo / Case Museum
Kinzua Bridge State Park ©
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Eldred World War II Museum ©
Eldred World War II Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Frick Art and Historical Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, then examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Heinz Memorial Chapel.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh journey maker .

Traveling by car from Bradford to Pittsburgh takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bradford in June, Pittsburgh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh ©
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Heinz Memorial Chapel ©
Heinz Memorial Chapel

2
nights
Ohiopyle

Ohiopyle ©
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, then make a trip to Kentuck Knob, and then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Mount Washington Tavern, and then steep yourself in history at Spruce Forest Artisan Village.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ohiopyle route app .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in June; daily highs in Ohiopyle reach 70°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kentuck Knob, Mount Washington Tavern, Fallingwater, Spruce Forest Artisan Village
Highlights from your plan
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park
Climbing Tours

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally examine the collection at Rupp House. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Codorus State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catoctin Mountain Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg road trip website .

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to Gettysburg takes 3 hours. In July, Gettysburg is a bit warmer than Ohiopyle - with highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Codorus State Park, Catoctin Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Catoctin Mountain Park ©
Catoctin Mountain Park
Rupp House ©
Rupp House

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