60 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

60 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania travel planner

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Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 13 nights
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Lancaster
— 7 nights
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Gettysburg
— 8 nights
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Jim Thorpe
— 5 nights
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Wellsboro
— 5 nights
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Bradford
— 3 nights
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Erie
— 7 nights
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Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 8 nights
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Philadelphia

— 13 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Philadelphia Museum of Art and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Visiting Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Bethlehem (Moravian Book Shop, SteelStacks, &more), Washington Memorial Chapel (in Valley Forge) and Chadds Ford (Brandywine Battlefield, Brandywine River Museum of Art, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, examine the collection at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, gain insight at National Museum of American Jewish History, and contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia route builder website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Philadelphia is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Philadelphia at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 7 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Ephrata Cloister. Get some cultural insight at National Civil War Museum and Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (in Elverson), Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz) and Harrisburg (Wildwood Park & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at President James Buchanan's Wheatland, stop by The Old Country Store, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, and experience rural life at Li'l Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lancaster tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 8 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jennie Wade House and Shriver House Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Dobbin House Tavern. Change things up with these side-trips from Gettysburg: United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) (in Carlisle), Lincoln Caverns (in Huntingdon) and Caledonia State Park (in Fayetteville). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, see the interesting displays at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, make a trip to Evergreen Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at David Wills House.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip planner.

Drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Jim Thorpe

— 5 nights
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Visiting Dingmans Falls and Promised Land State Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery and Hickory Run State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Clinton Peanut Shop (in Port Clinton), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (in Kempton) and Roadside America (in Shartlesville). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Asa Packer Mansion, relax in the rural setting at George Schmidt Berry Farm, pause for some photo ops at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Jim Thorpe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Jim Thorpe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wellsboro

— 5 nights
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ricketts Glen State Park and Colton Point State Park. Visiting Leonard Harrison State Park and Pine Creek Rail Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Wellsboro: Cherry Springs State Park (in Coudersport), Worlds End State Park (in Forksville) and Cedar Run General Store (in Cedar Run). There's much more to do: examine the collection at World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, do a tasting at Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyard, take in breathtaking views at Pine Creek Gorge, and get to know the resident critters at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wellsboro trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Jim Thorpe to Wellsboro takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Jim Thorpe in September since evenings lows in Wellsboro dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bradford.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bradford

— 3 nights
Bradford is a city in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States, close to the border with New York State and approximately south of Buffalo, New York. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store and Twisted Vine Beverage. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kinzua Bridge State Park and Cook Forest State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Bradford: Kinzua Dam (in Warren), Blackbird Distillery (in Brookville) and The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park (in Austin). There's more to do: trek along Marilla Bridges Trail and stop by Bell's Meat and Poultry.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bradford day trip planning website.

You can drive from Wellsboro to Bradford in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bradford can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Erie.

Things to do in Bradford

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Erie

— 7 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Get a sense of the local culture at Erie Maritime Museum and Presque Isle Lighthouse. Get some historical perspective at Erie Land Lighthouse and Erie Harbor North Pier Light. Venture out of the city with trips to Pymatuning State Park (in Jamestown), Linesville Spillway (in Linesville) and Arundel Cellars (in North East). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Port Erie Bicentennial Tower, stroll around Presque Isle State Park, examine the collection at Experience Childrens Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Erie travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Bradford to Erie takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bradford in September since evenings lows in Erie dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ohiopyle

— 2 nights
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, pause for some photo ops at Braddock Grave, then steep yourself in history at Kentuck Knob, and finally admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ohiopyle sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Erie to Ohiopyle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Erie in September, things will get slightly colder in Ohiopyle: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 8 nights

City of Bridges

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.
Let the collections at Carnegie Science Center and Bicycle Heaven capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point State Park and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Flight 93 Memorial Chapel (in Stonycreek Township), Laurel Hill State Park (in Somerset) and Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Carnegie Museum of Art, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, get engrossed in the history at Fort Pitt Museum, and see the interesting displays at Frick Art and Historical Center.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip website.

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ohiopyle in September: highs in Pittsburgh hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.