52 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

52 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania itinerary planner

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Allentown
— 5 nights
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Scranton
— 6 nights
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Erie
— 4 nights
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Franklin
— 6 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Gettysburg
— 7 nights
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Lancaster
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 10 nights

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Allentown

— 5 nights
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Allentown: Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles (in Boyertown), Mennonite Heritage Center (in Harleysville) and Ringing Rocks Park (in Potts Grove). The adventure continues: cruise along The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, do a tasting at Franklin Hill Vineyards, tour the pleasant surroundings at D&L Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Allentown vacation builder site.

Philadelphia to Allentown is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Allentown can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Scranton.

Things to do in Allentown

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scranton

— 6 nights
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: Elysburg (Knoebles Mining Museum, Knoebels Amusement Resort, &more), Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton) and Antler Ridge Winery (in Hawley). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Ski Big Bear, look for gifts at Noteology, learn about all things military at Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum, and examine the collection at Eagles Mere Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Scranton trip maker app.

Drive from Allentown to Scranton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Scranton, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Erie

— 4 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Erie: Wilderness Lodge (in Wattsburg) and Arundel Cellars (in North East). The adventure continues: make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, don't miss a visit to Schaefer's Auto Art, stop by Pulakos Chocolates, and learn about winemaking at Courtyard Wineries.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Erie online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Scranton to Erie by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March in Erie, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Theme Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin

— 6 nights
Franklin is a city in Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Franklin: Blackbird Distillery (in Brookville), Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg) and Chapman State Park (in Clarendon). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Kane Historic Depot and Museum, examine the collection at DeBence Antique Music World, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Episcopal Church, and get curious at Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 7 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Latrobe (Lincoln Highway Experience & Saint Vincent College), Braddock Grave (in Farmington) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes, take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Aviary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip tool.

Getting from Franklin to Pittsburgh by car takes about 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 7 nights
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). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, and admire the masterpieces at Gibson's Photographic Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 6 nights

Red Rose City

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), Hershey (Hersheypark, AACA Museum, Inc., &more) and Winter's Heritage House Museum (in Elizabethtown). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Ephrata Cloister, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, and see the interesting displays at Landis Valley Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lancaster trip planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. April in Lancaster sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 10 nights

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.
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). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · 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.