60 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

60 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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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

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 Pulakos Chocolates. Get out of town with these interesting Erie side-trips: Whistle Stop Antique Mall (in Corry), Wilderness Lodge (in Wattsburg) and Cook Forest State Park (in Cooksburg). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Experience Childrens Museum, explore the activities along Lake Wilhelm, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church, and make a trip to Read Between the Signs.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Erie holiday maker tool.

Charlotte to Erie is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in January, things will get little chillier in Erie: highs are around 34°F and lows about 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.
Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Pittsburgh — 7 nights

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 Cathedral of Learning 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). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, hit the slopes at Boyce Park Ski Area, and get to know the resident critters at National Aviary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Erie to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ligonier.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Ligonier — 6 nights

Ligonier is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kids will enjoy Laurel Mountain Ski Resort and Hidden Valley Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ligonier: Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Ohiopyle State Park (in Ohiopyle) and Seven Springs Mountain Resort (in Champion). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, see the interesting displays at Fred Rogers Exhibit, take an in-depth tour of Antiochian Heritage Museum, and stroll around Linn Run State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ligonier visit planning site.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Ligonier by car takes about 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.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · 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 The Arboretum at Penn State. Change things up with these side-trips from State College: Wellsboro (Leonard Harrison State Park & Pine Creek Rail Trail), The Clarion/Little Toby Creek Trail (in Brockway) and Ski Sawmill (in Morris). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, don't miss a visit to 321 Gallery, hike along Rock Run Recreation Park, and fly down the slopes at Tussey Mountain.

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.
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 Knoebles Mining Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Elysburg: Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art (in Millersburg), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (in Kempton) and T&D's Cats of the World (in Penns Creek). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at The Bloomsburg Children's Museum, hike along Hess Field / Robbins Trail Park, stop by Purity Candy, and examine the collection at Knoebels Carousel Museum.

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.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Allentown — 6 nights

Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Attractions like Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark and The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Allentown: Camelback Mountain Ski Resort (in Tannersville), Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (in Shawnee on Delaware) and Elk Mountain Ski Resort (in Union Dale). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit, get curious at Da Vinci Science Center, fly down the slopes at Bear Creek Ski & Recreation Area, and stroll through Jack Frost Mountain Resort.

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

Traveling by car from Elysburg to Allentown takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Philadelphia.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Philadelphia — 9 nights

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.
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), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester). 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.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Lancaster — 7 nights

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 Kitchen Kettle Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lancaster: Harrisburg (National Civil War Museum & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex), Indiantown Gap National Cemetery (in Annville) and Hershey (Hershey Gardens, AACA Museum, Inc., &more). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at The Lancaster Science Factory, relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, relax and rejuvenate at Connect With Wellness, and explore the engaging exhibits at Hands-on House.

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.
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 Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Boiling Springs (Boiling Springs Pool & Children's Lake), Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (in Newville) and Carlisle (Cumberland County Historical Society, United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), &more). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, hit the slopes at Liberty Mountain Resort, and look for gifts at A&A Village Treasures.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg road trip website.

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 your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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.