6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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

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Elysburg

Elysburg ©
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 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of 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
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Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
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 contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of 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 3 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

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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©

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; or take a bus. 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 · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Old Windmill Farm ©
Old Windmill Farm
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Refreshing Mountain ©
Refreshing Mountain

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the galleries of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planning site.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. August in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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