6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip itinerary maker

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Elysburg
— 1 day
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Elysburg

— 1 day
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Elysburg trip maker website.

Pittsburgh to Elysburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Elysburg are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Elysburg

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Philadelphia Zoo, then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and finally visit Boathouse Row.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Elysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Elysburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lancaster

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, and then take a pleasant ride with Refreshing Mountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lancaster, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg online travel planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.