30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip builder

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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Wellsboro
— 2 nights
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Jim Thorpe
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg
— 5 nights
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bicycle Heaven and Cathedral of Learning. Take a break from the city and head to Point State Park and Ohiopyle State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Lincoln Highway Experience (in Latrobe) and Farmington (Fort Necessity National Battlefield & Mount Washington Tavern). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Randyland, admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob, take in nature's colorful creations at Renziehausen Park Rose Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Pittsburgh is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Dubai in September, things will get much colder in Pittsburgh: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Wellsboro

— 2 nights
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. On the 7th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Cherry Springs State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Colton Point State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Leonard Harrison State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Pine Creek Gorge and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pine Creek Rail Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wellsboro trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Wellsboro in 4 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Wellsboro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jim Thorpe

— 5 nights
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Step out of the city life by going to Dingmans Falls and Raymondskill Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Old Jail Museum and Promised Land State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jim Thorpe: Roadside America (in Shartlesville), Port Clinton Peanut Shop (in Port Clinton) and Resica Falls (in East Stroudsburg). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, pause for some photo ops at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, relax in the rural setting at George Schmidt Berry Farm, and explore the galleries of Asa Packer Mansion.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jim Thorpe visit app.

Drive from Wellsboro to Jim Thorpe in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
You'll explore and learn at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Shriver House Museum. Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Diorama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Old Bedford Village (in Bedford) and United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) (in Carlisle). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Heritage Center, see the interesting displays at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planner.

You can drive from Jim Thorpe to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

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.
Popular historic sites such as President James Buchanan's Wheatland and Ephrata Cloister are in your itinerary. National Civil War Museum and AACA Museum, Inc. are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lancaster: Lake Tobias Wildlife Park (in Halifax), Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown) and Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (in Manheim). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Amish Village, wander the streets of Amish Country, browse the fresh offerings at The Village Farm Market, and examine the collection at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Lancaster online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Lancaster are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

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.
Let the collections at Rodin Museum and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Rittenhouse Square and Macy's Philadelphia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Crossing Vineyards and Winery (in Washington Crossing) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, take a stroll through Boathouse Row, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday builder site.

You can drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lancaster in September since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · 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.