41 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

41 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Ronks
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Halifax
— 1 night
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Centre Hall
— 1 night
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Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Cooksburg
— 3 nights
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Erie
— 6 nights
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Bradford
— 1 night
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Wellsboro
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia — 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Take a break from the city and head to Hickory Run State Park and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Asa Packer Mansion (in Jim Thorpe), Lancaster (Historic Rock Ford & President James Buchanan's Wheatland) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Mutter Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Philadelphia day trip planning app.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ronks.
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Ronks — 3 nights

The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. Get in touch with nature at Wolf Sanctuary of PA and Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronks: Adamstown Antique Mall (in Adamstown) and D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, wander the streets of Amish Country, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, and get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ronks trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Philadelphia to Ronks by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in September since evenings lows in Ronks dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shriver House Museum and Gettysburg Diorama. Visiting Devils Den and Wildwood Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Harrisburg (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, National Civil War Museum, &more), Lincoln Caverns (in Huntingdon) and Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, appreciate the history behind The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, get the lay of the land with Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, and take an in-depth tour of Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronks to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Halifax.
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Halifax — 1 night

Halifax is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 28th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Little Buffalo State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Halifax journey planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Halifax by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Centre Hall.
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Centre Hall — 1 night

Centre Hall is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Bald Eagle State Park, then get a dose of the wild on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, and then get in on the family fun at Grange Fairgrounds.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Centre Hall holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Halifax to Centre Hall takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Halifax in September; daily highs in Centre Hall reach 74°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ohiopyle.
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Ohiopyle — 2 nights

Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mount Washington Tavern, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Laurel Caverns, then admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob, and then admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls.

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You can drive from Centre Hall to Ohiopyle in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Centre Hall in September: highs in Ohiopyle hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bicycle Heaven and McConnells Mill State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Point State Park and Laurel Hill State Park. Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Moraine State Park (in Portersville), Flight 93 Memorial Chapel (in Stonycreek Township) and Johnstown Flood National Memorial (in South Fork). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, admire the masterpieces at Carnegie Museum of Art, engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center, and examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ohiopyle in October, expect Pittsburgh to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Cooksburg.
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Cooksburg — 3 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cook Forest State Park and Kinzua Dam. Change things up with these side-trips from Cooksburg: Twisted Vine Beverage (in Kane), Phil's Burrow (in Punxsutawney) and Drake Well Museum (in Titusville).

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cooksburg day trip app.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cooksburg takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Erie.
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Erie — 6 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Erie Maritime Museum and Erie Zoo. Escape the urban bustle at Linesville Spillway and Erie Bluffs State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Erie: Heritage Wine Cellars (in North East), Jamestown (Pymatuning State Park & Pymatuning Deer Park) and Linesville Fish Hatchery (in Linesville). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Tom Ridge Environmental Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Millcreek Mall, get in on the family fun at Waldameer & Water World, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Erie trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cooksburg to Erie takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bradford.
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Bradford — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store, then immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, and then trek along Marilla Bridges Trail.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bradford online route builder.

Traveling by car from Erie to Bradford takes 2 hours. Traveling from Erie in October, Bradford is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wellsboro.
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Wellsboro — 4 nights

Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Take a break from the city and head to Leonard Harrison State Park and Worlds End State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Colton Point State Park and Pine Creek Rail Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Wellsboro: Clyde Peeling's Reptiland (in Allenwood) and Coudersport (Ski Denton, Cherry Springs State Park, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Animaland Zoological Park and take in breathtaking views at Pine Creek Gorge.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wellsboro trip builder site.

You can drive from Bradford to Wellsboro in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.
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