57 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

57 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania visit planner

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Philadelphia
— 8 nights
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Allentown
— 7 nights
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Lancaster
— 7 nights
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Gettysburg
— 7 nights
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Elysburg
— 6 nights
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State College
— 6 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Erie
— 8 nights
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Philadelphia

— 8 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Attractions like Independence Hall and Philadelphia Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing (in King of Prussia), Chadds Ford (Brandywine River Museum of Art & Chaddsford Winery) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Franklin Square.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Allentown.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Allentown

— 7 nights
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Family-friendly places like Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and Bushkill Falls will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Tannersville (Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark & Camelback Mountain Adventures), Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm (in Stroudsburg) and Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark (in Scotrun). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Lehigh Valley Zoo, admire the sheer force of Hawks Falls, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ironton Rail Trail, and see the interesting displays at Roadside America.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Allentown tour itinerary app.

Drive from Philadelphia to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Allentown can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Allentown

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hersheypark and The Amish Farm and House. Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Hershey (Cullari Vineyards and Winery, Hershey Gardens, &more), Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park (in Quarryville) and Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, and walk around Lititz Springs Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lancaster day trip tool.

You can drive from Allentown to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Lancaster sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
Bring the kids along to Gettysburg National Military Park and Little Round Top. Get out of town with these interesting Gettysburg side-trips: Codorus State Park (in Hanover), Carlisle (United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail, &more) and Heritage Rail Trail County Park (in York). And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Elysburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Elysburg

— 6 nights
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Knoebels Amusement Resort and Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Elysburg: Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art (in Millersburg), Montour Preserve (in Danville) and Lewisburg (Street Of Shops & The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, admire the majestic nature at Ricketts Glen State Park, examine the collection at Knoebels Carousel Museum, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Elysburg journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Elysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Elysburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to State College.

Things to do in Elysburg

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

State College

— 6 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kids will appreciate attractions like Penn State University and DelGrosso's Amusement Park. Get out of town with these interesting State College side-trips: Allegheny Portage Railroad (in Cresson), Alto Model Train Museum (in Duncansville) and Pine Creek Rail Trail (in Wellsboro). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, contemplate the waterfront views at Mauch Chunk Lake, stroll through Johnstown Flood National Memorial, and stroll around Tom Tudek Memorial Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our State College trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Elysburg to State College in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Family-friendly places like Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Bicycle Heaven will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe), Living Treasures Animal Park (in Jones Mills) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Flight 93 National Memorial, engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, and get to know the resident critters at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from State College to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. In July in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Erie

— 8 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Attractions like Presque Isle State Park and Asbury Woods make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Erie side-trips: Linesville Spillway (in Linesville), Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg) and Simpler Times Museum (in Tidioute). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Waldameer & Water World, see the interesting displays at Experience Childrens Museum, get to know the resident critters at Erie Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Erie day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.