46 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

46 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Fly to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Drive to Gettysburg
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Gettysburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Jim Thorpe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Elysburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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State College
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mill Run
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Erie
— 6 nights
Fly

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Gettysburg

— 5 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.
Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Carlisle (United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) & LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail), Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (in Newville) and Norlo Park (in Fayetteville). The adventure continues: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary planning website.

Yellowknife, Canada to Gettysburg is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowknife to Gettysburg is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowknife in June; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 5 nights

Red Rose City

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 Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown), Harrisburg (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex & National Civil War Museum) and Hershey (Hersheypark, The Hershey Story Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, and examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Lancaster are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 6 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Chanticleer, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jim Thorpe

— 5 nights
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Jim Thorpe side-trips: Resica Falls (in East Stroudsburg), Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Karl Stirner Arts Trail, hike along D&L Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John, and get engrossed in the history at Old Jail Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jim Thorpe day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Jim Thorpe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Jim Thorpe when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Elysburg

— 5 nights
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Elysburg: Lake Tobias Wildlife Park (in Halifax), Raymond B. Winter State Park (in Mifflinburg) and D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort, let the kids burn off some steam at The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness, meet the residents at T&D's Cats of the World, and see the interesting displays at Knoebles Mining Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Elysburg visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Jim Thorpe to Elysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Elysburg can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to State College.

Things to do in Elysburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

State College

— 5 nights
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: DelGrosso's Amusement Park (in Tipton), Cherry Springs State Park (in Coudersport) and Wellsboro (Pine Creek Rail Trail & Leonard Harrison State Park). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, make a trip to Tytoona Cave Nature Preserve Area, explore the fascinating underground world of Lincoln Caverns, and stroll around Tom Tudek Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our State College day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Elysburg to State College takes 2 hours. In July in State College, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Mill Run.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mill Run

— 2 nights
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Mount Washington Tavern, then admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mill Run online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from State College to Mill Run takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mill Run are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mill Run

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 5 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.
When in Pittsburgh, make a side trip to see The Living Dead Museum and Gift Shop in Evans City, approximately Evans City away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, wander the streets of Mount Washington, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh planning app.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Erie

— 6 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Erie: Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg) and Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store (in Bradford). There's still lots to do: walk around Presque Isle State Park, cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church, and get in on the family fun at Waldameer & Water World.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Erie tour planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Erie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Erie, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
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.