6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Pittsburgh
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
State College
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at East End Brewing Company, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip itinerary website .

Chicago to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Pittsburgh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
East End Brewing Company ©
East End Brewing Company

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State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): work some fitness into your day at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, then explore the world behind art at Bellefonte Art Museum, then learn about winemaking at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shaver's Creek Raptor Center.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our State College trip itinerary site .

Getting from Pittsburgh to State College by car takes about 3 hours. April in State College sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, Bellefonte Art Museum, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
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Shaver's Creek Environmental Center ©
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center ©
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars ©
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then trek along Catoctin Mountain Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Gettysburg tour website .

You can drive from State College to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Catoctin Mountain Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Catoctin Mountain Park ©
Catoctin Mountain Park
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then enjoy some music at Longwood Gardens. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence Mall, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall

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