6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Tampa

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker tool .

Tampa to Philadelphia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in September, expect Philadelphia to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 16th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, then take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, then see the interesting displays at AACA Museum, Inc., and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Troegs Brewing Company.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hershey trip planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to Hershey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Harrisburg
Highlights from your plan
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
AACA Museum, Inc. ©
AACA Museum, Inc.

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, then snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and finally see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, contemplate the long history of Point State Park, then explore and take pictures at PNC Park, and finally snap pictures at Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Point State Park ©
Point State Park
Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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