55 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

55 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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55 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + train:  28​h
1
Erie
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Franklin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Gettysburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hershey
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
State College
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Williamsport
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Scranton
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Allentown
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Philadelphia
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  21​h
End: Manila, Luzon

4
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Change things up with these side-trips from Erie: Arundel Cellars (in North East) and Wilderness Lodge (in Wattsburg). The adventure continues: cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, get lost in a book at Erie County Public Library, learn about winemaking at Courtyard Wineries, and meet the residents at Erie Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Erie vacation builder tool .

Manila, Philippines to Erie is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in March, with highs in Erie at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

North East, Wilderness Lodge
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Wilderness Lodge ©
Wilderness Lodge

5
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
Franklin is a city in Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Blackbird Distillery (in Brookville), Simpler Times Museum (in Tidioute) and Kane (Twisted Vine Beverage, Kane Historic Depot and Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Episcopal Church, get lost in a book at Oil City Library, get outside with Country Squirrel Outfitters, and learn about winemaking at Deer Creek Winery.

Plan trip to Franklin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Erie to Franklin takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Franklin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kane, Rimrock Overlook, Simpler Times Museum, Oil City Library, Chapman State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chapman State Park ©
Chapman State Park
St John's Episcopal Church ©
St John's Episcopal Church
Simpler Times Museum ©
Simpler Times Museum

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Pittsburgh to Mill Run to see Fallingwater about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and wander the streets of Mount Washington.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. In March, Pittsburgh is a bit warmer than Franklin - with highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, Fallingwater
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gettysburg side-trips: Renfrew Museum and Park (in Waynesboro) and Cameron/Masland Mansion (in Carlisle). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In March in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Renfrew Museum and Park, Apple Valley Creamery, Cameron/Masland Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

5
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hershey: Ephrata Cloister (in Ephrata), Lancaster (Landis Valley Museum, Annex 24 Gallery, & more) and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks). Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, see the interesting displays at AACA Museum, Inc., and explore and take pictures at Graystone Ridge Alpacas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hershey online trip planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hershey are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to State College.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lancaster, Manheim, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Lapp Valley Farm
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister

5
nights
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Get out of town with these interesting State College side-trips: Thousand Steps Trail (in Mifflintown), The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park (in Austin) and Peight's Country Store (in Belleville). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Penn State University, stroll through Cresson Area Heritage Park, take an in-depth tour of Centre County Historical Society, and trek along Rock Run Recreation Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the State College trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Hershey to State College takes 2 hours. While traveling from Hershey, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in State College, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Williamsport.

Things to do in State College

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cresson Area Heritage Park, Peight's Country Store, Tytoona Cave Nature Preserve Area, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, DelGrosso's Amusement Park
Highlights from your plan
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State
Penn State University ©
Penn State University

5
nights
Williamsport

Williamsport ©
Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore Williamsport's surroundings by going to Elysburg (Knoebels Amusement Resort & Knoebel's Grove Bridge), Eagles Mere Museum (in Eagles Mere) and Ski Sawmill (in Morris). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Ole Bull State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at 1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain, admire all the interesting features of Community Arts Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at Artisan Alpacas.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Williamsport road trip planner .

You can drive from State College to Williamsport in 1.5 hours. In April in Williamsport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Scranton.

Things to do in Williamsport

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Elysburg, Ole Bull State Park, Eagles Mere Museum, Ski Sawmill, Artisan Alpacas
Highlights from your plan
Ski Sawmill ©
Ski Sawmill
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Artisan Alpacas ©
Artisan Alpacas

5
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: Ski Big Bear (in Lackawaxen), Elk Mountain Ski Resort (in Union Dale) and Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Lacawac Sanctuary, learn about all things military at Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum, and stroll through Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Scranton visit planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsport to Scranton takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Scranton are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Allentown.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Big Bear, Ricketts Glen State Park, Bushkill Falls, Lacawac Sanctuary, Elk Mountain Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Ski Big Bear ©
Ski Big Bear

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), Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines (in Pottstown) and Weaver's Orchard (in Morgantown). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, take an in-depth tour of Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, see the interesting displays at The National Centre for Padre Pio, and have fun at Coca-Cola Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Allentown road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Scranton to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. April in Allentown sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Allentown

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Easton, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, George Schmidt Berry Farm, Calandra's Cheese, Hoover Mason Trestle
Highlights from your plan

8
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Allentown to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

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