29 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

29 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Allentown
— 4 nights
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Lititz
— 4 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Mill Run
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia — 7 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.
Visit Independence National Historical Park and Liberty Bell Center for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. Venture out of the city with trips to Captain Ron's Diving (in Norristown), West Chester (Stroud Preserve & Highland Orchards) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rittenhouse Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.

Charleston to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in April: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 65°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Allentown.
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Allentown — 4 nights

Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Visiting Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary and PPL Susquehanna Riverlands will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Allentown: Hickory Run State Park (in White Haven), Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane) and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (in Kempton). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, explore the landscape on two wheels at Trexler Memorial Park, and identify plant and animal life at Trexler Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Allentown trip app.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Allentown sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lititz.
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Lititz — 4 nights

Lititz is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, six miles (approximately 10 km) north of the city of Lancaster. Get some cultural insight at Ephrata Cloister and Pennsylvania State Police Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Wolf Sanctuary of PA and Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lititz: Connect With Wellness (in Hummelstown), Hershey (The Falconry Experience & Hersheypark) and Turkey Hill Overlook Trail (in Conestoga). The adventure continues: browse for treasures at Mad Hatter Antique Mall, make a trip to Andy Smith, Artist, and look for gifts at Jam & Relish Kitchen.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lititz online travel route builder.

Getting from Allentown to Lititz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Shriver House Museum. Get some historical perspective at Little Round Top and Jennie Wade House. Change things up with these side-trips from Gettysburg: Shaver's Creek Environmental Center (in Petersburg), Nixon Park Nature Center (in York) and Codorus State Park (in Hanover). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, and examine the collection at Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum.

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You can drive from Lititz to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Mill Run.
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Mill Run — 2 nights

Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park and then contemplate the long history of Fallingwater. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Run Nature Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mill Run road trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Mill Run in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washington and McConnells Mill State Park. You'll explore and learn at Bicycle Heaven and Contemporary Craft. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: Birdsfoot Golf Club (in Freeport) and Allegheny River Trail (in Franklin). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Strip District, look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres Park, and stroll around Mellon Green.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Mill Run to Pittsburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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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