52 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

52 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Allentown
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Scranton
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Erie
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Franklin
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
6
Gettysburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Lancaster
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Philadelphia
— 10 nights
End: Philadelphia

5
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Allentown: Ringing Rocks Park (in Potts Grove), Mennonite Heritage Center (in Harleysville) and Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles (in Boyertown). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, examine the collection at The National Centre for Padre Pio, take an in-depth tour of Monroe County Historical Association, and look for gifts at Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Allentown road trip planner.

Philadelphia to Allentown is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Scranton.

Things to do in Allentown

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

New Tripoli, Bethlehem, Hamburg, Yergey Brewing, The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Highlights from your plan
The National Centre for Padre Pio ©
The National Centre for Padre Pio
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor ©
Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room ©
Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room

6
nights
Scranton

Scranton ©
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scranton: Antler Ridge Winery (in Hawley), Elysburg (Knoebles Mining Museum, Knoebels Amusement Resort, &more) and Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Ski Big Bear, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den, examine the collection at Eagles Mere Air Museum, and learn about all things military at Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Scranton trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Allentown to Scranton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Scranton are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Elysburg, Whistler's Mother Statue, Artisan Alpacas, Eagles Mere Air Museum, Antler Ridge Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Ski Big Bear ©
Ski Big Bear
Artisan Alpacas ©
Artisan Alpacas

4
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Erie: Arundel Cellars (in North East) and Wilderness Lodge (in Wattsburg). There's much more to do: stroll around Presque Isle State Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Asbury Woods, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Schaefer's Auto Art.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Erie online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Scranton to Erie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Erie can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Erie

Parks Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trips

North East, Wilderness Lodge
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort ©
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort
Erie County Public Library ©
Erie County Public Library

6
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
Franklin is a city in Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Franklin: Chapman State Park (in Clarendon), Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg) and Blackbird Distillery (in Brookville). There's still lots to do: trek along Marilla Bridges Trail, get curious at Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Episcopal Church, and learn about winemaking at Deer Creek Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Franklin itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Erie to Franklin takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Franklin

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Kane, Marilla Bridges Trail, Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Chapman State Park, Deer Creek Winery
Highlights from your plan
Chapman State Park ©
Chapman State Park
Simpler Times Museum ©
Simpler Times Museum
DeBence Antique Music World ©
DeBence Antique Music World

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Latrobe (Lincoln Highway Experience & Saint Vincent College), Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Braddock Grave (in Farmington). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes, get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, take a stroll through Strip District, and see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip builder.

Traveling by car from Franklin to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Franklin in March: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 47°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Latrobe, Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, Flight 93 National Memorial, LumberjAxes, The Bison Corral
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial

7
nights
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.
Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Cameron/Masland Mansion (in Carlisle) and Renfrew Museum and Park (in Waynesboro). There's much more to do: walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, don't miss a visit to Devils Den, and get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cameron/Masland Mansion, Longarm Reservoir, Renfrew Museum and Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

6
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville), Winter's Heritage House Museum (in Elizabethtown) and Hershey (Hersheypark, AACA Museum, Inc., &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, don't miss a visit to Andy Smith, Artist, get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster day trip planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Lancaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrisburg, Hershey, Lititz, Ephrata, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
Highlights from your plan
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

10
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: West Chester (Sandy Hollow & Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

West Chester, Pennsylvania Veteran's Museum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Philadelphia ©
Urban Axes Philadelphia
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

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