5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner

Make it your trip
Train
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
2
Harrisburg
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Farmington
— 1 night
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to New York City

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Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, stop by Independence Mall, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, and finally view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at City Hall Visitor Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, see the interesting displays at Mutter Museum, then enjoy some music at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also 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 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Harrisburg

— 2 nights
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at AACA Museum, Inc., contemplate the waterfront views at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Sanctuary of PA. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, then take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Harrisburg vacation maker app.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Harrisburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Harrisburg are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Farmington

— 1 night
Farmington is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Wharton Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 25th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin, then admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob, and then take in the history at Fort Necessity National Battlefield.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Farmington trip site.

Getting from Harrisburg to Farmington by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Harrisburg in June, expect Farmington to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Farmington

Historic Sites · Spas

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.