46 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

46 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Start: Yellowknife
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
Gettysburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Lancaster
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Jim Thorpe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Elysburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
State College
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Mill Run
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Erie
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Yellowknife

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.
Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Norlo Park (in Fayetteville), Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (in Newville) and Carlisle (United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) & LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, appreciate the history behind State of Pennsylvania Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planner.

Yellowknife, Canada to Gettysburg is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Yellowknife to Gettysburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowknife in June, with highs in Gettysburg at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Carlisle, Norlo Park, Cumberland Valley Rail Trail
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

5
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), Harrisburg (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex & National Civil War Museum) and Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister.

For where to stay, traveler tips, 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 take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hershey, Ronks, Harrisburg, Lititz, Ephrata Cloister
Highlights from your plan
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

6
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
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). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

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Traveling by train from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe ©
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: Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill), Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry) and Resica Falls (in East Stroudsburg). 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 ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jim Thorpe day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Jim Thorpe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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

Side Trips

New Tripoli, Karl Stirner Arts Trail, D&L Trail, Bushkill Falls, Franklin Hill Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
D&L Trail ©
D&L Trail
Dingmans Falls ©
Dingmans Falls

5
nights
Elysburg

Elysburg ©
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), D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville) and Raymond B. Winter State Park (in Mifflinburg). 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 Knoebels Carousel Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, 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

Side Trips

Ashland, Red Deer at Rolling Hills Farm, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, Ricketts Glen State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

5
nights
State College

State College ©
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: Wellsboro (Pine Creek Rail Trail & Leonard Harrison State Park), Cherry Springs State Park (in Coudersport) and DelGrosso's Amusement Park (in Tipton). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Inc, make a trip to Tytoona Cave Nature Preserve Area, and deepen your understanding at Penn State University.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our State College attractions planning tool.

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

Things to do in State College

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wellsboro, Tytoona Cave Nature Preserve Area, 321 Gallery, Cherry Springs State Park, Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Leonard Harrison State Park ©
Leonard Harrison State Park

2
nights
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
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.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, 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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ohiopyle, Mount Washington Tavern, Kentuck Knob
Highlights from your plan
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob

5
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.
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.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, 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 Neighborhoods

Side Trips

LumberjAxes, The Living Dead Museum and Gift Shop
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

6
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Erie: Zippo / Case Museum (in Bradford), Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg) and Hearts Content Scenic Area (in Warren). There's still lots to do: walk around Presque Isle State Park, cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, examine the collection at Erie Maritime Museum, and get in on the family fun at Waldameer & Water World.

To find photos, more things to do, 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

Side Trips

Zippo / Case Museum, Lake Erie Speedway, Cook Forest State Park, Hearts Content Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Waldameer & Water World ©
Waldameer & Water World
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort ©
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

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