46 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

46 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania journey planner

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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Erie
— 5 nights
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State College
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
Drive
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Allentown
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 10 nights
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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.
Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe) and The Great Cross of Christ (in Hopwood). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at The Andy Warhol Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

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Nairobi, Kenya to Pittsburgh is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nairobi to Pittsburgh. In March, Pittsburgh is cooler than Nairobi - with highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Erie

— 5 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Erie: Bradford (Marilla Bridges Trail & Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store), Heritage Wine Cellars (in North East) and Kane (Bell's Meat and Poultry & Kane Historic Depot and Museum). The adventure continues: make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, try your luck at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, walk around Presque Isle State Park, and enjoy the sea views from Erie Land Lighthouse.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Erie trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Pittsburgh in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Erie: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Casinos

Side Trips

State College

— 5 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Venture out of the city with trips to Williamsport (Thomas T. Taber Museum, Community Arts Center, &more), Wellsboro (Emerge Healing Arts & Spa & Leonard Harrison State Park) and Street Of Shops (in Lewisburg). There's still lots to do: gain insight at Penn State University, admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, learn about winemaking at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, and sample the fine beverages at Big Spring Spirits.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our State College online route planner.

You can drive from Erie to State College in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Carlisle (Cameron/Masland Mansion & LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the world behind art at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg day trip planning website.

You can drive from State College to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from State College in March: highs in Gettysburg hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lancaster: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville), Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz) and Hershey (The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey Gardens, &more). The adventure continues: stop by The Old Country Store, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lancaster Central Market, and get engrossed in the history at Seiverling Museum, LLC Car and Pedal Car Museum.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. March in Lancaster sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Allentown.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Allentown

— 6 nights
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Allentown: Benton (Ricketts Glen State Park & Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider), Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark (in Scotrun). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Josh Early Candies, sample the fine beverages at Eight Oaks Farm Distillery, try to win big at Sands Casino, and trek along Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Allentown trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Allentown can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 10 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and West Chester (Sandy Hollow & Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Independence National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia journey planning site.

Drive from Allentown to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.