43 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

43 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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43 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Gettysburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Ligonier
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pittsburgh
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
State College
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dushore
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Ephrata
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Green Lane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Philadelphia
— 9 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Bus:  23 h
End: Hyderabad

5
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.
Visiting Antietam National Battlefield and Devils Den will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Jennie Wade House. Get out of town with these interesting Gettysburg side-trips: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville) and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (in Charles Town). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at David Wills House, and pause for some photo ops at 12th & 44th New York Infantry Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg itinerary planner.

Hyderabad, India to Gettysburg is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Gettysburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, expect Gettysburg to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ligonier.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Antietam National Battlefield, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Ligonier

Ligonier ©
Ligonier is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Fallingwater and Stone Villa Wine Cellars. Get in touch with nature at Powdermill Nature Reserve and Climbing Tours. Explore Ligonier's surroundings by going to Buttermilk Falls Natural Area (in New Florence), Somerset (Glades Pike Winery & Kings Covered Bridge) and Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown). There's still lots to do: stop by FireFly Farms, admire the majestic nature at Swallow Falls State Park, appreciate the history behind Mister Rogers' Park Bench, and fly down the slopes at Wisp Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ligonier attractions site.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Ligonier takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ligonier can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Ligonier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Somerset, Ohiopyle, Powdermill Nature Reserve, Swallow Falls State Park, Buttermilk Falls Natural Area
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pittsburgh Glass Center and Grove City Premium Outlets. Get some historical perspective at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Glendale Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Warther Museum (in Dover) and The Peanut Shoppe (in Akron). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, admire the masterpieces at Andy Warhol Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Ligonier to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to State College.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Akron, Grove City Premium Outlets, Warther Museum, Woodville Plantation, Rivers of Steel
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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

5
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Head to Peight's Country Store and Bellefonte Art Museumfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center and The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park. Explore State College's surroundings by going to Elk Mountain Winery (in Weedville) and Altoona (Boyer Candy Factory Outlet, Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get some jogging in at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, deepen your understanding at Penn State University, tee off at Penn State Golf Courses, and admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the State College online vacation planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to State College by car takes about 3 hours. In April in State College, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dushore.

Things to do in State College

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Altoona, Elk Mountain Winery, Peight's Country Store, Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars ©
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center ©

3
nights
Dushore

Dushore ©
Dushore is a borough in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eagles Mere Air Museum and Eagles Mere Historic Village. Visiting Artisan Alpacas and Mount Pisgah State Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Wyalusing Rocks, examine the collection at Eagles Mere Auto Museum, admire the majestic nature at Worlds End State Park, and get great views at Marie Antoinette Lookout.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dushore trip planner.

You can drive from State College to Dushore in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dushore are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ephrata.

Things to do in Dushore

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wyalusing, Laporte, Worlds End State Park, Mount Pisgah State Park, Eagles Mere Historic Village
Highlights from your plan
Worlds End State Park ©
Worlds End State Park
Eagles Mere Air Museum ©
Eagles Mere Air Museum
Marie Antoinette Lookout ©
Marie Antoinette Lookout

4
nights
Ephrata

Ephrata ©
Ephrata is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, south east of Harrisburg and about west by north of Philadelphia. Head to Kitchen Kettle Village and The Village Farm Marketfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Explore Ephrata's surroundings by going to Hershey (The Hershey Story & Cullari Vineyards and Winery) and Long Trout Winery (in Auburn). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Ephrata Cloister, contemplate the long history of Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge, appreciate the history behind Winters Leadership Memorial at Veterans' Plaza, and make a trip to Erbs Covered Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ephrata trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Dushore to Ephrata takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Green Lane.

Things to do in Ephrata

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hershey, Lititz, Long Trout Winery, Kitchen Kettle Village, Amish Country
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Sanctuary of PA ©
Wolf Sanctuary of PA
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

4
nights
Green Lane

Green Lane ©
Green Lane is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and Michener Art Museum. Get in touch with nature at Green Lane Nature Center and Crystal Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Green Lane: Sand Castle Winery (in Erwinna), Doylestown (Mercer Museum, Fonthill Castle, &more) and Nockamixon State Park (in Quakertown). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Vynecrest Winery and get some fabulous bargains at Philadelphia Premium Outlets.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Green Lane driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Ephrata to Green Lane by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Green Lane

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doylestown, Breinigsville, Nockamixon State Park, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Philadelphia Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site ©
Michener Art Museum ©
Michener Art Museum
Mercer Museum ©
Mercer Museum

9
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Get some cultural insight at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford), Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Philadelphia sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Green Lane to Philadelphia takes an hour. Traveling from Green Lane in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Philadelphia, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Cape May City Beaches, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Sunset Beach, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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