5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Hershey
— 1 night
Drive
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Easton
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh

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.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve and then stroll through Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh visit planner.

Columbus to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In September in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planner.

Drive from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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night
Hershey

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum and then find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hershey day trip tool.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hershey are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Easton.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Museums

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Easton

Easton is a city in and the county seat of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 7th (Mon), experience rural life at Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery, appreciate the history behind Centre Square, then cool off at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Karl Stirner Arts Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Easton travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Easton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Easton are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Easton

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally take a stroll through Society Hill.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Easton to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Easton in September, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History 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.