6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Philadelphia
— 1 day
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 1st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, thentry to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, thenexamine the collection at National Constitution Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Philadelphia. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Harrah's Philadelphia
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
National Constitution Center ©
National Constitution Center
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
nights
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 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, explore the fascinating underground world of Indian Echo Caverns, thentake an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, and then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lancaster trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Harrisburg, Longwood Gardens, Indian Echo Caverns, Bird in Hand Farmers Market, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Highlights from your plan
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store ©
Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store

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 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, thensnap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, thensee the interesting displays at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planner.

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. July in Gettysburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg ©
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg
Gettysburg Diorama ©
Gettysburg Diorama
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

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 6th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, walk around Point State Park, thenget curious at Carnegie Science Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh vacation maker app.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point State Park ©
Point State Park
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning
Carnegie Science Center ©
Carnegie Science Center

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