5 days in Cleveland & Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Cleveland & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Cleveland & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
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Cleveland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Lancaster
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

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Detroit to Cleveland is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites
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JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino
West Side Market ©
West Side Market
St John's Cathedral ©
St John's Cathedral

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), take a stroll through Mount Washington, then take a stroll through The Strip District, and then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip builder .

You can drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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The Strip District ©
The Strip District
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, then experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, and finally contemplate the long history of Wheatland.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lancaster online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Lancaster takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lapp Valley Farm, Kitchen Kettle Village
Highlights from your plan
Lapp Valley Farm ©
Lapp Valley Farm
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

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nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally wander the streets of Society Hill.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel route site .

Getting from Lancaster to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Rittenhouse Square ©
Rittenhouse Square
Independence National Historical Park ©

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