47 days in Afton & Pennsylvania Itinerary

47 days in Afton & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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47 days in Afton & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Afton
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lancaster
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Allentown
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Benton
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
State College
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Somerset
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Erie
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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Afton

Afton ©
Afton is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to World's Largest Elkhorn Arch, don't miss a visit to World's Largest Intermittent Spring, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at LDS Star Valley Temple.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Afton day trip planner .

Hilo to Afton is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Hilo to Afton, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hilo, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Afton, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Afton

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
LDS Star Valley Temple ©
LDS Star Valley Temple
World's Largest Elkhorn Arch ©
World's Largest Elkhorn Arch

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (in Newville) and United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) (in Carlisle). There's still lots to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Afton to Gettysburg with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Afton to Gettysburg is 2 hours. Traveling from Afton in June, expect nights in Gettysburg to be much hotter, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)
Highlights from your plan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lancaster: Hershey (Hersheypark, Hershey Gardens, & more), Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown) and Harrisburg (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex & National Civil War Museum). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Root's Country Market & Auction, relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, and see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Gettysburg to Lancaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Lancaster are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hershey, Ephrata, Harrisburg, Indian Echo Caverns, Lapp Valley Farm
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

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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). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, and engage your brain at The Franklin Institute.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Allentown.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore Allentown's surroundings by going to Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry), D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Coca-Cola Park, get to know the fascinating history of Karl Stirner Arts Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at High Rocks Vista, and explore the striking landscape of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Allentown attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Allentown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Allentown, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Benton.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bethlehem, New Tripoli, Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Dingmans Falls ©
Dingmans Falls
Coca-Cola Park ©
Coca-Cola Park

5
nights
Benton

Benton ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Benton: Knoebels Amusement Resort (in Elysburg), World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store (in South Williamsport) and Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train (in Ashland).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Benton trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Allentown to Benton in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Benton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Note Fragrances, Bill's Custom Cycles, Eagles Mere Museum, Red Deer at Rolling Hills Farm, Leonard Harrison State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Leonard Harrison State Park ©
Leonard Harrison State Park

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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: Raymond B. Winter State Park (in Mifflinburg), T&D's Cats of the World (in Penns Creek) and Lincoln Caverns (in Huntingdon). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, deepen your understanding at Penn State University, immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Centre County Historical Society.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the State College trip planner .

Traveling by car from Benton to State College takes 2 hours. Traveling from Benton in June, expect nights in State College to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Somerset.

Things to do in State College

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bellefonte, Raymond B. Winter State Park, T&D's Cats of the World, Pine Creek Rail Trail, Lake Erie
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Kinzua Bridge State Park ©
Kinzua Bridge State Park

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nights
Somerset

Somerset ©
Somerset is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Somerset: Ohiopyle (Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State Park, & more), Kentuck Knob (in Chalk Hill) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Flight 93 National Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Antiochian Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Johnstown Flood National Memorial, and take in the history at Fort Necessity National Battlefield.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Somerset trip itinerary planner.

Getting from State College to Somerset by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Somerset

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ohiopyle, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Kentuck Knob, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Antiochian Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

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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.
Pittsburgh is known for museums, nature, parks, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, wander the streets of The Strip District, and immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Somerset to Pittsburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Erie: Hearts Content Scenic Area (in Warren) and Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg). The adventure continues: walk around Presque Isle State Park, let little ones run wild at Asbury Woods, cool off at Waldameer & Water World, and don't miss a visit to Schaefer's Auto Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Erie trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Erie takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Erie are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Erie

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hearts Content Scenic Area, Cook Forest State Park
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Waldameer & Water World ©
Waldameer & Water World
Asbury  Woods ©
Asbury Woods

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