5 days in Pennsylvania & Northeast Ohio Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania & Northeast Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport, Drive to Lancaster
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Lancaster
— 1 day
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Ohiopyle
— 1 night
Drive
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Drive to Sylacauga

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Lancaster

— 1 day

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 27th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at North Museum of Nature and Science, then stroll the grounds of Woodward Hill Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Historic St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church.

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Flint to Lancaster is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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.
On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, then browse the exhibits of Shriver House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House.

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You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Ohiopyle

— 1 night
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Ohiopyle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Gettysburg in July; daily highs in Ohiopyle reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

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 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at International Women's Air & Space Museum, see the interesting displays at Dittrick Museum of Medical History, contemplate the long history of Wade Memorial Chapel, then get engrossed in the history at Shaker Historical Society and Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick.

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Drive from Ohiopyle to Cleveland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ohiopyle in July; daily highs in Cleveland reach 79°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
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.