30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip itinerary planner
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Mill Run
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Erie
— 4 nights
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Elysburg
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 5 nights
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Lancaster
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Mill Run — 1 night

Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Necessity National Battlefield and then admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fallingwater and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mill Run trip planner.

New York City to Mill Run is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Mill Run dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can 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.
Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe) and Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park, and learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh vacation website.

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Erie.
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Erie — 4 nights

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Erie: Arundel Cellars (in North East), Drake Well Museum (in Titusville) and Marilla Bridges Trail (in Bradford). There's lots more to do: stroll around Presque Isle State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Episcopal Church, cool off at Waldameer & Water World, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erie Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Erie trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Erie can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Elysburg.
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Elysburg — 3 nights

Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Elysburg: T&D's Cats of the World (in Penns Creek), Worlds End State Park (in Forksville) and Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort, go deep underground at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train, see the interesting displays at Knoebels History Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Elysburg online trip builder.

You can drive from Erie to Elysburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In June, daily temperatures in Elysburg can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 5 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, appreciate the history behind State of Pennsylvania Monument, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Elysburg to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lancaster.
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Lancaster — 4 nights

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Hershey (Hershey Gardens, The Hershey Story Museum, &more) and Mid-Atlantic Air Museum (in Reading). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Root's Country Market & Auction, examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lancaster day trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.
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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.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia travel site.

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train 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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