30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania planner

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Erie
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
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Mill Run
— 1 night
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State College
— 3 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
— 6 nights
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Erie

— 3 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Erie: Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg) and Drake Well Museum (in Titusville). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Presque Isle State Park, indulge your taste buds at Erie Food Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church, and test your team's savvy at Escape Game Erie.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Erie online trip itinerary builder.

Huntsville to Erie is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Huntsville in June; daily highs in Erie reach 76°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Washington County Machine Guns (in West Alexander) and Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and take in the local highlights with Walk the Burgh Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Erie to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mill Run.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mill Run

— 1 night
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fallingwater, admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob, then steep yourself in history at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, and finally pause for some photo ops at Braddock Grave.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Mill Run road trip planning site.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Mill Run by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Mill Run

Historic Sites

Side Trips

State College

— 3 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Change things up with these side-trips from State College: Lincoln Caverns (in Huntingdon), Pine Creek Rail Trail (in Wellsboro) and 321 Gallery (in Hollidaysburg). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, do a tasting at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, gain insight at Penn State University, and stroll around Tom Tudek Memorial Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the State College travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Mill Run to State College takes 2.5 hours. In June in State College, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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: Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton), Worlds End State Park (in Forksville) and Lake Tobias Wildlife Park (in Halifax). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at T&D's Cats of the World, and see the interesting displays at Knoebels Carousel Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Elysburg online day trip planner.

You can drive from State College to Elysburg in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Elysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Elysburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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 fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Elysburg to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Lancaster

— 4 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.
Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Escape Games Live (in York), Hershey (Hersheypark, Hershey Gardens, &more) and Refreshing Mountain (in Stevens). There's much more to do: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, and find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster day trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. June in Lancaster sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner.

Drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.