33 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

33 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania route planner

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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Bradford
— 2 nights
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Wellsboro
— 2 nights
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Benton
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Lancaster
— 4 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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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 Randyland and Mellon Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle), Farmington (Braddock Grave & Fort Necessity National Battlefield) and Gobbler's Knob (in Punxsutawney). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms, don't miss a visit to Market Square, explore the world behind art at Carnegie Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Kentuck Knob.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pittsburgh. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Bradford.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bradford

— 2 nights
Bradford is a city in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States, close to the border with New York State and approximately south of Buffalo, New York. On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store, immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, and then do a tasting at Twisted Vine Beverage. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Ski Denton and then see human ingenuity at work at Kinzua Dam.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bradford route website.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Bradford by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, Bradford is slightly colder than Pittsburgh - with highs of 30°F and lows of 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Bradford

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Wellsboro

— 2 nights
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Highland Chocolates, then immerse yourself in nature at Leonard Harrison State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Colton Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Pine Creek Rail Trail.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wellsboro online trip builder.

Getting from Bradford to Wellsboro by car takes about 2 hours. January in Wellsboro sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 15°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Benton.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Benton

— 4 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Community Arts Center and Knoebels Carousel Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Benton: Bellefonte Art Museum (in Bellefonte), D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville) and Knoebels History Museum (in Elysburg).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Benton driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wellsboro to Benton takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Benton

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to America On Wheels Museum and University of Pennsylvania. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing (in King of Prussia) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Wanamaker Organ, ponder the world of politics at United States Mint, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the exciting artwork at SteelStacks.

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Traveling by car from Benton to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Benton in January; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 41°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lititz Springs Park and Mother Tucker's Antiques and Collectibles. Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Harrisburg (National Civil War Museum & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex), Hershey (AACA Museum, Inc. & Cullari Vineyards and Winery) and Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, stroll the grounds of Woodward Hill Cemetery, hunt for treasures at Lancaster Central Market, and see the interesting displays at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancaster vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in January, plan for little chillier nights in Lancaster, with lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Parks · Shopping · 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to David Wills House and State of Pennsylvania Monument. Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) (in Carlisle), Lincoln Caverns (in Huntingdon) and Old Bedford Village (in Bedford). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Heritage Center, pause for some photo ops at Virginia Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.