29 days in Pennsylvania, Atlanta & New York City Itinerary

29 days in Pennsylvania, Atlanta & New York City Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
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Atlanta
— 6 nights
Fly
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Train
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New York City
— 7 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Bournemouth

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Pittsburgh — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Bicycle Heaven and Cucumber Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Pittsburgh side-trips: Round Hill Park (in Elizabeth), Laurel Hill State Park (in Somerset) and Climbing Tours (in Ohiopyle). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, stroll around Mellon Green, tee off at Birdsfoot Golf Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartwood Acres Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh tour planning tool.

Bournemouth, UK to Pittsburgh is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bournemouth in July; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 6 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Georgia Aquarium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: North Georgia Canopy Tours (in Lula), Suwanee Creek Greenway (in Suwanee) and Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm (in Blairsville). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Booth Western Art Museum, and examine the collection at Champ's Clock Shop.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta planner.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Atlanta is somewhat warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Gettysburg National Military Park and Devils Den. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and appreciate the history behind Soldiers' National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg road trip planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Gettysburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in July, things will get slightly colder in Gettysburg: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Lancaster.
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Lancaster — 2 nights

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, then relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, and then experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at The Falconry Experience.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lancaster vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. August in Lancaster sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Brandywine polo (in Toughkenamon) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's lots more to do: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, trek along Kelly Drive, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner.

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Lancaster in August, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to New York City.
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New York City — 7 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Bronx Zoo. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel 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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