60 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

60 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip itinerary planner

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Erie
— 5 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Ligonier
— 6 nights
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State College
— 6 nights
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Elysburg
— 6 nights
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Allentown
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 9 nights
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Lancaster
— 7 nights
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Gettysburg
— 7 nights
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Erie

— 5 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort and Waldameer & Water World. Get out of town with these interesting Erie side-trips: Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg), Wilderness Lodge (in Wattsburg) and Whistle Stop Antique Mall (in Corry). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Experience Childrens Museum, get engrossed in the history at Erie Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Read Between the Signs.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Erie trip planner.

Charlotte to Erie is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in January, expect Erie to be slightly colder, temps between 34°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 7 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.
Attractions like Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Mount Washington make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: McConnells Mill State Park (in Portersville) and Playthings Etc. (in Butler). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aviary, and get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh day trip website.

You can drive from Erie to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ligonier.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ligonier

— 6 nights
Ligonier is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kids will enjoy Laurel Mountain Ski Resort and Ohiopyle State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ligonier: Hidden Valley Resort (in Hidden Valley), Seven Springs Mountain Resort (in Champion) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Flight 93 National Memorial, immerse yourself in nature at Linn Run State Park, identify plant and animal life at Powdermill Nature Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at Antiochian Heritage Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ligonier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Ligonier takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in January, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Ligonier

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

Side Trips

State College

— 6 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Penn State University and Pine Creek Rail Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from State College: The Clarion/Little Toby Creek Trail (in Brockway), Ski Sawmill (in Morris) and Leonard Harrison State Park (in Wellsboro). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, hit the slopes at Tussey Mountain, hike along Rock Run Recreation Park, and admire the majestic nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the State College itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Ligonier to State College takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in February, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Elysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Elysburg

— 6 nights
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kids will enjoy Clyde Peeling's Reptiland and Knoebels Carousel Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Elysburg: T&D's Cats of the World (in Penns Creek), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (in Kempton) and Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art (in Millersburg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at The Bloomsburg Children's Museum, hike along Hess Field / Robbins Trail Park, explore the world behind art at Thomas T. Taber Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Artisan Alpacas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Elysburg trip app.

Traveling by car from State College to Elysburg takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Elysburg are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Allentown.

Things to do in Elysburg

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Allentown

— 6 nights
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Attractions like Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Allentown: Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark (in Scotrun), Camelback Mountain Ski Resort (in Tannersville) and Elk Mountain Ski Resort (in Union Dale). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit, fly down the slopes at Jack Frost Mountain Resort, stroll through Bear Creek Ski & Recreation Area, and get curious at Da Vinci Science Center.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Allentown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elysburg to Allentown takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in February, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Allentown

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 9 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Philadelphia Museum of Art and Benjamin Franklin Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford), Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Independence National Historical Park. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, get curious at Mutter Museum, see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, and get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planning app.

Drive from Allentown to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hersheypark and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lancaster: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (in Annville), Harrisburg (National Civil War Museum & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex) and Hershey (Hershey Gardens, AACA Museum, Inc., &more). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, view the masterpieces at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, relax and rejuvenate at Connect With Wellness, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lancaster Central Market.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Gettysburg National Military Park and Liberty Mountain Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Carlisle (Cumberland County Historical Society, United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), &more), Boiling Springs (Boiling Springs Pool & Children's Lake) and Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (in Newville). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg online trip maker.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History 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.