35 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

35 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania route planner

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Elysburg
— 2 nights
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State College
— 3 nights
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Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
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Erie
— 4 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
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Elysburg

— 2 nights
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Attractions like Lake Tobias Wildlife Park and Knoebels Amusement Resort make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train and Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. Get out of town with these interesting Elysburg side-trips: World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store (in South Williamsport) and Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Knoebles Mining Museum, get engrossed in the history at Knoebels History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Whistler's Mother Statue.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Elysburg online attractions planner.

Newark to Elysburg is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Elysburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to State College.

Things to do in Elysburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

State College

— 3 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Bring the kids along to DelGrosso's Amusement Park and Lincoln Caverns. Step off the beaten path and head to Penn State University and Old Bedford Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near State College: 321 Gallery (in Hollidaysburg) and Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum (in Altoona). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, surround yourself with nature on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, and walk around Tom Tudek Memorial Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the State College attractions planning tool.

Getting from Elysburg to State College by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Elysburg in June, expect nights in State College to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ohiopyle

— 2 nights
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Living Treasures Animal Park, make a trip to Mount Washington Tavern, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Braddock Grave, make a trip to Kentuck Knob, then admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ohiopyle itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from State College to Ohiopyle takes 3 hours. Traveling from State College in July, expect nights in Ohiopyle to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Erie.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Erie

— 4 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Waldameer & Water World and Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Erie Zoo and Linesville Spillway. Take a break from Erie with a short trip to Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store in Bradford, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Port Erie Bicentennial Tower, make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church, and stroll around Presque Isle State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Erie online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to Erie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Ohiopyle in July, expect nights in Erie to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and National Aviary. Explore hidden gems such as Living Treasures Wild Animal Park and Carnegie Science Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown), Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe) and Moraine State Park (in Portersville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, walk around Gobbler's Knob, and explore the world behind art at Carnegie Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh road trip site.

Fly from Erie to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Land of Little Horses and Gettysburg National Military Park. Explore hidden gems such as Little Round Top and Gettysburg Diorama. When in Gettysburg, make a side trip to see United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, approximately Carlisle away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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 The Lancaster Science Factory and Kreider Farms. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Li'l Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm and President James Buchanan's Wheatland. Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Harrisburg (National Civil War Museum & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex), Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown) and Hershey (AACA Museum, Inc. & Hersheypark). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, experience rural life at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, and stop by The Old Country Store.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Lancaster journey planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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 Lehigh Valley Zoo and Allentown Fish Hatchery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Philadelphia Zoo and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Birmingham Hill (in West Chester). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Penn Museum, see the interesting displays at Mutter Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Lancaster in July, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.