30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
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State College
— 4 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Pittsburgh

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bicycle Heaven and Carnegie Science Center. Step out of Pittsburgh with an excursion to Johnstown Flood Museum in Johnstown--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Aviary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Columbus to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ohiopyle

— 2 nights
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park, then contemplate the long history of Fort Necessity National Battlefield, and then pause for some photo ops at Braddock Grave. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob, steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, and then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort.

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Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, Ohiopyle is little chillier than Pittsburgh - with highs of 56°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

State College

— 4 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Penn State University and Pine Creek Rail Trail. Explore State College's surroundings by going to Benzel Pretzel Outlet (in Altoona), Wellsboro (Colton Point State Park & Leonard Harrison State Park) and Lincoln Caverns (in Huntingdon). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, surround yourself with nature on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, explore the world behind art at Palmer Museum of Art, and learn about winemaking at Happy Valley Vineyard and Winery.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the State College online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to State College takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in State College can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like State of Pennsylvania Monument and Little Round Top. Step out of Gettysburg to go to Carlisle and see United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planner.

You can drive from State College to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wolf Sanctuary of PA and National Civil War Museum. Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Harrisburg (Harrisburg Holocaust Monument, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, &more), AACA Museum, Inc. (in Hershey) and Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of President James Buchanan's Wheatland, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, see the interesting displays at Choo Choo Barn, and stroll around Lititz Springs Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lancaster trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of the American Revolution and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Sandy Hollow (in West Chester) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and take in panoramic vistas at One Liberty Observation Deck.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Philadelphia travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · 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.