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:  4​h
3
Warren
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Erie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​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 30​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. Explore Allentown's surroundings by going to Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane), Asa Packer Mansion (in Jim Thorpe) and High Rocks Vista (in Pipersville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, indulge your thirst for a good beer at D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, grab your bike and head to Ironton Rail Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at D&L Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Allentown trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Allentown is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. October in Allentown sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Benton.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ironton Rail Trail, Bushkill Falls, D&L Trail, Dingmans Falls, High Rocks Vista
Highlights from your plan
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Asa Packer Mansion ©
Asa Packer Mansion
Dingmans Falls ©
Dingmans Falls

3
nights
Benton

Benton ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Benton: Elysburg (Knoebels Carousel Museum, Knoebel's Grove Bridge, & more), Market Street Bridge (in Wilkes-Barre) and Scranton (Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum & St. Stanislaus Historical Catholic Cathedral).

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Benton online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Allentown to Benton takes 2 hours. October in Benton sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Warren.

Things to do in Benton

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Elysburg, Scranton, 1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain, Bill's Custom Cycles, 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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 still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, get engrossed in the history at Zippo / Case Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Rimrock Overlook, and do a tasting at Laurel Mountain Vineyard.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Warren holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Benton to Warren with the Route module. Traveling from Benton in October, you will find days in Warren are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Erie.

Things to do in Warren

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cook Forest State Park, Allegheny River Trail, Kinzua Bridge State Park, Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Zippo / Case Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kinzua Bridge State Park ©
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Zippo / Case Museum ©
Zippo / Case Museum
Simpler Times Museum ©
Simpler Times 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 14th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Conneaut Cellar Wineries, make a trip to Schaefer's Auto Art, and then make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Erie Zoo, then stroll around Presque Isle State Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Erie trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Warren to Erie takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Warren in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 49°F in Erie. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow 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
Conneaut Cellar Wineries ©
Conneaut Cellar Wineries

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, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, childrens museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning.

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

Getting from Erie to Pittsburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In October in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Somerset.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayernhof Museum, Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka
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: Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle) and Kentuck Knob (in Chalk Hill). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Flight 93 National Memorial, learn about winemaking at B&L Wine Cellars, steep yourself in history at Kings Covered Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Staple Bend Tunnel Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Somerset road trip planning site .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Somerset in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Somerset

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

B&L Wine Cellars, Mister Rogers' Park Bench, Fallingwater, Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, Flight 93 National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

3
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Explore State College's surroundings by going to Thousand Steps Trail (in Mifflintown), Pine Creek Rail Trail (in Wellsboro) and Peight's Country Store (in Belleville). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Penn State University, get your game on at Escape Room Inc, learn about winemaking at Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, and admire the majestic nature at Ole Bull State Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read State College online tour builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Somerset to State College. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Ole Bull State Park, Pine Creek Rail Trail, Thousand Steps Trail, Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, Peight's Country Store
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.
Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to 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, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and appreciate the history behind State of Pennsylvania Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from State College to Gettysburg. In October, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can 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.
Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Hershey (Hersheypark, The Hershey Story, & more) and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex (in Harrisburg). There's much more to do: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, pick up some local products at The Village Farm Market, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hershey, Ronks, Ephrata, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, Root's Country Market & Auction
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

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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: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lancaster in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 40°F in Philadelphia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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