31 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

31 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania planner

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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Ohiopyle
— 4 nights
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Wellsboro
— 4 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Ronks
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bicycle Heaven and Cathedral of Learning. Step out of the city life by going to Point State Park and Mount Washington. Venture out of the city with trips to Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum (in Altoona), Indiana (The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar & The Jimmy Stewart Museum) and Johnstown Flood Museum (in Johnstown). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Randyland, get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, take a tour of USS Requin, and wander the streets of Strip District.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh road trip planning website.

London, UK to Pittsburgh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ohiopyle

— 4 nights
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Ligonier and Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Visiting Ohiopyle State Park and Laurel Caverns will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls, contemplate the long history of Fallingwater, pause for some photo ops at Braddock Grave, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Living Treasures Animal Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ohiopyle day trip planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Pittsburgh in August, expect Ohiopyle to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wellsboro

— 4 nights
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ricketts Glen State Park and Colton Point State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Kinzua Bridge State Park and Leonard Harrison State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Wellsboro side-trips: Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store (in Bradford), World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store (in South Williamsport) and Community Arts Center (in Williamsport). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Worlds End State Park, explore the stunning scenery at Pine Creek Gorge, and do a tasting at Twisted Vine Beverage.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wellsboro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to Wellsboro takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ohiopyle in August, you will find days in Wellsboro are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Eisenhower National Historic Site and Gettysburg Diorama. Let the collections at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Gettysburg to Fayetteville to see Caledonia State Park about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, get a taste of the local shopping with Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, and witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wellsboro to Gettysburg takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wellsboro in September since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ronks

— 4 nights
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Let the collections at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Choo Choo Barn capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Amish Village and Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ronks: D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville), No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum (in Lansford) and Roadside America (in Shartlesville). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Toy Train Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, examine the collection at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, and wander the streets of Amish Country.

Start your trip to Ronks by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Gettysburg to Ronks in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. September in Ronks sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Ronks

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 7 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.
Philadelphia Museum of Art and National Museum of American Jewish History will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Indian Echo Caverns and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: George Schmidt Berry Farm (in New Tripoli), AACA Museum, Inc. (in Hershey) and Jim Thorpe (Asa Packer Mansion & Old Jail Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, get curious at Mutter Museum, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and examine the collection at National Constitution Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ronks to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ronks in September since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.