36 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

36 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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36 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Allentown
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Benton
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Warren
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Erie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Somerset
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
State College
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Lancaster
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Allentown: Asa Packer Mansion (in Jim Thorpe), High Rocks Vista (in Pipersville) and Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, learn about winemaking at Weathered Vineyards, indulge your thirst for a good beer at D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, and stroll through D&L Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Allentown journey planner .

Newark to Allentown is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Benton.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Green Lane Nature Center, Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Dingmans Falls, Weathered Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Asa Packer Mansion ©
Asa Packer Mansion
Dingmans Falls ©
Dingmans Falls

3
nights
Benton

Benton ©
Get out of town with these interesting Benton side-trips: Elysburg (Knoebels Carousel Museum, Knoebel's Grove Bridge, & more), Scranton (Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum & St. Stanislaus Historical Catholic Cathedral) and Market Street Bridge (in Wilkes-Barre).

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Benton journey builder .

Drive from Allentown to Benton in 2 hours. In October in Benton, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Warren.

Things to do in Benton

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Elysburg, Scranton, Bill's Custom Cycles, 1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain, Market Street Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Bill's Custom Cycles ©
Bill's Custom Cycles

3
nights
Warren

Warren ©
Warren is a city in Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States, located along the Allegheny River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warren: Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg), Allegheny River Trail (in Franklin) and Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry (in Oil City). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, go for a walk through Hearts Content Scenic Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Rimrock Overlook, and see the interesting displays at Simpler Times Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Warren travel route planner .

Drive from Benton to Warren in 4 hours. When traveling from Benton in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Warren: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Erie.

Things to do in Warren

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Allegheny River Trail, Cook Forest State Park, Zippo / Case Museum, Kinzua Bridge State Park, Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry
Highlights from your plan
Kinzua Bridge State Park ©
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Simpler Times Museum ©
Simpler Times Museum
Zippo / Case Museum ©
Zippo / Case Museum

2
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): do a tasting at Conneaut Cellar Wineries, then make a trip to Schaefer's Auto Art, and then cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Erie Zoo, stroll around Presque Isle State Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Erie trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Warren to Erie takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Warren in October since evenings lows in Erie dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Conneaut Cellar Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Erie Zoo ©
Erie Zoo
St. Peter's Cathedral ©
St. Peter's Cathedral

4
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
Pittsburgh is known for museums, nature, parks, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Erie to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Somerset.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, Bayernhof Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

3
nights
Somerset

Somerset ©
Somerset is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Somerset: Kentuck Knob (in Chalk Hill), Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Flight 93 National Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Antiochian Heritage Museum, don't miss a visit to Staple Bend Tunnel Park, and take in the views from Kings Covered Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Somerset road trip app .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Somerset takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Somerset

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

B&L Wine Cellars, Mister Rogers' Park Bench, Kentuck Knob, Antiochian Heritage Museum, Fort Ligonier
Highlights from your plan
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel ©
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

3
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Get out of town with these interesting State College side-trips: Pine Creek Rail Trail (in Wellsboro), Peight's Country Store (in Belleville) and Thousand Steps Trail (in Mifflintown). There's much more to do: gain insight at Penn State University, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Inc, learn about winemaking at Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, and immerse yourself in nature at Ole Bull State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read State College visit planner.

Traveling by car from Somerset to State College takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Pine Creek Rail Trail, Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, Peight's Country Store, Thousand Steps Trail, Ole Bull State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Ole Bull State Park ©
Ole Bull State Park

4
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Gettysburg: Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (in Newville) and LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail (in Carlisle). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

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

You can drive from State College to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

4
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex (in Harrisburg) and Hershey (Hersheypark, The Hershey Story, & more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, and hunt for treasures at Root's Country Market & Auction.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lancaster road trip planning website .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Lancaster are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hershey, Ephrata, Ronks, Lapp Valley Farm, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

6
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online visit planner .

You can take a train from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lancaster in November, Philadelphia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chanticleer, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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