6 days in Pittsburgh & Gettysburg Itinerary

6 days in Pittsburgh & Gettysburg Itinerary

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6 days in Pittsburgh & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Living Treasures Animal Park and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Change things up with a short trip to Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Escape the Room PA, take in the views from Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge), and explore the world behind art at Carnegie Museum of Art.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh itinerary builder site .

In July, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Living Treasures Animal Park, Cucumber Falls, Fun Fore All Family Fun Park
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Fun Fore All Family Fun Park ©
Fun Fore All Family Fun Park
Cucumber Falls ©
Cucumber Falls
Living Treasures Animal Park ©
Living Treasures Animal Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, then admire the majestic nature at Cunningham Falls State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Catoctin Mountain Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Codorus State Park and then try for a hole-in-one at Village Greens Miniature Golf.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg attractions planner .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Thurmont, Codorus State Park, Village Greens Miniature Golf, National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Village Greens Miniature Golf ©
Village Greens Miniature Golf
Catoctin Mountain Park ©
Catoctin Mountain Park
Land of Little Horses ©
Land of Little Horses

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