6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 29th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Ardmore Farmers Market, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia tour planner .

Toronto, Canada to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get a bit warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Ardmore Farmers Market, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): hunt for treasures at Lancaster Central Market, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then look for gifts at The Old Country Store, and finally indulge your taste buds at The Village Farm Market.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lancaster trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Lancaster. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, The Old Country Store, The Village Farm Market
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The Old Country Store ©
The Old Country Store
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Lancaster Central Market ©
Lancaster Central Market

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 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the galleries of Shriver House Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg attractions planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum
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Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, then stroll around Point State Park, then engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center
Point State Park ©
Point State Park
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning

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