30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Erie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ohiopyle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
State College
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Pottsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waldameer & Water World and Tom Ridge Environmental Center. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Erie Zoo, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Erie online travel planner .

Philadelphia to Erie is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, things will get a bit cooler in Erie: highs are around 76°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waldameer & Water World ©
Waldameer & Water World
Erie Zoo ©
Erie Zoo
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park

4
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Senator John Heinz History Center and National Aviary. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at PNC Park, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Getting from Erie to Pittsburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rivers of Steel
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center

3
nights
Ohiopyle

Ohiopyle ©
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ohiopyle State Park and Cucumber Falls. Go for a jaunt from Ohiopyle to Ligonier to see Fort Ligonier about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, steep yourself in history at Mount Washington Tavern, admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Living Treasures Animal Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ohiopyle tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in June, expect Ohiopyle to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Farmington, Fort Ligonier, Living Treasures Animal Park, Kentuck Knob, Fallingwater
Highlights from your plan
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park
Climbing Tours
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob

4
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Discover out-of-the-way places like Leonard Harrison State Park and Kinzua Bridge State Park. Explore State College's surroundings by going to Altoona (Reighard's Gas Station - one of the oldest Gas Stations in America, Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark, & more), Benezette Wines (in Benezette) and DelGrosso's Amusement Park (in Tipton). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, explore and take pictures at Penn State University, and admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read State College trip builder .

Getting from Ohiopyle to State College by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Ohiopyle in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in State College, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Altoona, Kinzua Bridge State Park, DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Kinzua Bridge State Park ©
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park ©
Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park
Penn State University ©
Penn State University

4
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Eisenhower National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama, and get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from State College to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Civil War Museum and The Amish Farm and House. Venture out of the city with trips to Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks) and Lancaster (Lancaster Central Market & Wheatland). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns, and do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hershey are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Pottsville.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lancaster, Harrisburg, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Indian Echo Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

3
nights
Pottsville

Pottsville ©
Pottsville is a city in, and the county seat of, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ricketts Glen State Park and Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pottsville: Asa Packer Mansion (in Jim Thorpe), Clyde Peeling's Reptiland (in Allenwood) and George Schmidt Berry Farm (in New Tripoli). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, explore and take pictures at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train, and look for gifts at Cabela's.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pottsville online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Pottsville takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pottsville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Pottsville

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train, Cabela's, Asa Packer Mansion, Ricketts Glen State Park, George Schmidt Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark ©
Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Asa Packer Mansion ©
Asa Packer Mansion

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and City Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Sesame Place (in Langhorne) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at National Constitution Center, and don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pottsville to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Sesame Place, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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