6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia — 1 day

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.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then shop like a local with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

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Louisville to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ephrata.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ephrata — 1 night

Ephrata is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, south east of Harrisburg and about west by north of Philadelphia. On the 25th (Fri), look for gifts at The Old Country Store, look for all kinds of wild species at Refreshing Mountain, and then hunt for treasures at The Green Dragon Farmer's Market.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Ephrata takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in September since evenings lows in Ephrata dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.
Shopping · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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Gettysburg — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Eisenhower National Historic Site and Gettysburg Diorama. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shriver House Museum and Savor Gettysburg Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, take in the history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and stroll through Devils Den.

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Traveling by car from Ephrata to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Ohiopyle.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Ohiopyle — 1 night

Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 29th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park and then make a trip to Kentuck Knob.

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Getting from Gettysburg to Ohiopyle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Gettysburg in September, things will get little chillier in Ohiopyle: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Pennsylvania travel guide

History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.