45 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

45 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Allentown
— 3 nights
2
Lancaster
— 4 nights
3
Gettysburg
— 5 nights
4
State College
— 4 nights
5
Mill Run
— 4 nights
6
Pittsburgh
— 6 nights
7
New Castle
— 4 nights
8
Erie
— 4 nights
9
Philadelphia
— 10 nights

3
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Allentown: Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton), Market Street Bridge (in Wilkes-Barre) and Knoebels Amusement Resort (in Elysburg). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, have fun at Coca-Cola Park, walk around Kalmbach Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Allentown road trip planning app.

New York City to Allentown is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Allentown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

SteelStacks, Ricketts Glen State Park, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Bushkill Falls, Market Street Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary ©
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
SteelStacks ©
SteelStacks

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: Rocky Ridge County Park (in York), Hershey (Hersheypark & Hershey Gardens) and Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (in Manheim). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, shop like a local with Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market, and take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancaster journey planner.

Traveling by car from Allentown to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hershey, Rocky Ridge County Park, Wright's Ferry Mansion, Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market, Kitchen Kettle Village
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gettysburg: Monkey Joe's (in Camp Hill) and Paulus Farm Market (in Mechanicsburg). There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, appreciate the history behind State of Pennsylvania Monument, and gain interesting insight with Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg vacation maker website.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to State College.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

The Markets at Hanover, Paulus Farm Market, Monkey Joe's
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

4
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 Altoona (Fort Roberdeau & Peoples Natural Gas Field). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Penn State University, take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, see where the action happens at Bryce Jordan Center, and steep yourself in history at Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read State College trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to State College takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mill Run.

Things to do in State College

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Altoona, Talleyrand Park, Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village, Tussey Mountain
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park ©
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

4
nights
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore Mill Run's surroundings by going to Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown), Shawnee State Park (in Schellsburg) and National Museum of the American Coverlet (in Bedford). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fallingwater, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Emma Monastery, witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, and fly down the slopes at Hidden Valley Resort.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mill Run trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from State College to Mill Run takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mill Run

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chalk Hill, Somerset, Farmington, Saint Emma Monastery, Ohiopyle State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Birdsfoot Golf Club in Freeport (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, wander the streets of Strip District, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel, and stroll through Mount Washington.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Mill Run to Pittsburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to New Castle.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Birdsfoot Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Heinz Field ©
Heinz Field

4
nights
New Castle

New Castle ©
New Castle is a city in and the county seat of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States, 50mi northwest of Pittsburgh and near the Pennsylvania–Ohio border just 18mi east of Youngstown, Ohio. Explore New Castle's surroundings by going to Lago Winery (in Jamestown), Pullman Park (in Butler) and Clear Creek State Park (in Sigel). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scottish Rite Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park, deepen your understanding at Westminster College, and make a trip to Mercer County Courthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Castle vacation planner.

Drive from Pittsburgh to New Castle in an hour. In December in New Castle, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Erie.

Things to do in New Castle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Mercer, Volant Mills, McConnells Mill State Park, Westminster College, Lago Winery
Highlights from your plan
Living Treasures Wild Animal Park ©
Living Treasures Wild Animal Park
Scottish Rite Cathedral ©
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Westminster College ©
Westminster College

4
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Erie is known for theme parks, parks, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, make a trip to Erie Land Lighthouse, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and see where the action happens at UPMC Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Erie trip planner.

You can drive from New Castle to Erie in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort ©
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
St. Patrick Church ©
St. Patrick Church

10
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Erie to Philadelphia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Erie in December; daily highs in Philadelphia reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chanticleer, King of Prussia Mall, Harrah's Philadelphia
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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