30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania vacation maker

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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg
— 5 nights
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Wellsboro
— 2 nights
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State College
— 2 nights
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Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of the American Revolution and Penn Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Allentown Fish Hatchery (in Allentown), Valley Forge (National Memorial Arch & Valley Forge National Historical Park) and SteelStacks (in Bethlehem). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at One Liberty Observation Deck, see the interesting displays at National Constitution Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and engage your brain at Mutter Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Philadelphia online itinerary planner.

Columbus to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Rock Ford and President James Buchanan's Wheatland. Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz), Harrisburg (The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, &more) and Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Amish Village, see the interesting displays at Choo Choo Barn, look for gifts at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, and wander the streets of Amish Country.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lancaster trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Lancaster sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to State of Pennsylvania Monument and Savor Gettysburg Food Tours. Step out of Gettysburg to go to Carlisle and see United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Heritage Center, pause for some photo ops at Virginia Memorial, and examine the collection at Rupp House.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. April in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Wellsboro

— 2 nights
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): immerse yourself in 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: gain insight at Community Arts Center and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pine Creek Rail Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wellsboro trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Wellsboro takes 3.5 hours. In April, Wellsboro is a bit cooler than Gettysburg - with highs of 58°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

State College

— 2 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On the 20th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, gain insight at Penn State University, and then get interesting insight from Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Reighard's Gas Station - one of the oldest Gas Stations in America, then get engrossed in the history at Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Quaint Corner Children's Discovery Center.

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Drive from Wellsboro to State College in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in State College

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ohiopyle

— 2 nights
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Duncan House at Polymath Park Resort and then immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Braddock Grave, then take in the history at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, then make a trip to Kentuck Knob, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cucumber Falls.

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Drive from State College to Ohiopyle in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ohiopyle are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bicycle Heaven and Saint Anthony Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to McConnells Mill State Park (in Portersville), Tanger Outlets Pittsburgh (in Washington) and Living Treasures Wild Animal Park (in New Castle). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Aviary, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, and contemplate the long history of USS Requin.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ohiopyle in April: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 63°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.