60 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

60 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Delaware Water Gap
— 5 nights
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Benton
— 5 nights
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Wellsboro
— 6 nights
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Centre Hall
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 9 nights
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Ohiopyle
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Gettysburg
— 9 nights
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Lancaster
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
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Delaware Water Gap — 5 nights

Delaware Water Gap is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Hickory Run State Park. Get some historical perspective at Asa Packer Mansion and Grey Towers National Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Delaware Water Gap side-trips: Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry), Lake Harmony (Boulder Field & Hawks Falls) and Raymondskill Falls (in Milford). And it doesn't end there: hike along Lake Scranton Walking Trail, whizz through the canopy at Skytop Lodge's Adventure Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Promised Land State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Delaware Water Gap tour planning site.

New York City to Delaware Water Gap is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get slightly colder in Delaware Water Gap: highs are around 55°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Benton.
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Benton — 5 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ricketts Glen State Park and PPL Susquehanna Riverlands. Get outdoors at Worlds End State Park and Hess Field / Robbins Trail Park. Get out of town with these interesting Benton side-trips: Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train (in Ashland), D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville) and French Azilum (in Towanda).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Benton trip planner.

Getting from Delaware Water Gap to Benton by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Delaware Water Gap, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Benton, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wellsboro.
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Wellsboro — 6 nights

Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pine Creek Rail Trail and Kinzua Bridge State Park. Get outdoors at Leonard Harrison State Park and Cherry Springs State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Wellsboro side-trips: Clyde Peeling's Reptiland (in Allenwood), Community Arts Center (in Williamsport) and The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park (in Austin). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Colton Point State Park, explore the stunning scenery at Pine Creek Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kettle Creek State Park, and hike along Marilla Bridges Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wellsboro trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Benton to Wellsboro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Benton in April since evenings lows in Wellsboro dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Centre Hall.
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Centre Hall — 2 nights

Centre Hall is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 21st (Thu), trek along Thousand Steps Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jacks Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Bald Eagle State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Centre Hall trip app.

You can drive from Wellsboro to Centre Hall in 2 hours. In April in Centre Hall, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 9 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.
Step out of the city life by going to McConnells Mill State Park and Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Heinz Memorial Chapel and Saint Anthony Chapel. Go for a jaunt from Pittsburgh to Cooksburg to see Cook Forest State Park about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at USS Requin, get outside with Soergel Orchards, get to know the resident critters at National Aviary, and admire the majestic nature at Point State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Centre Hall to Pittsburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ohiopyle.
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Ohiopyle — 2 nights

Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fallingwater and then admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Ohiopyle trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Ohiopyle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, Ohiopyle is a bit cooler than Pittsburgh - with highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 9 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Dobbin House Tavern. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shriver House Museum and Little Round Top. Go for a jaunt from Gettysburg to Hanover to see Codorus State Park about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, make a trip to Devils Den, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Heritage Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Caledonia State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg tour builder website.

You can drive from Ohiopyle to Gettysburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ohiopyle in May; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 71°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.
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Lancaster — 6 nights

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wolf Sanctuary of PA and President James Buchanan's Wheatland. Get in touch with nature at Wildwood Park and Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Lancaster side-trips: Harrisburg (National Civil War Museum & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex), Cullari Vineyards and Winery (in Hershey) and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (in Kempton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Indian Echo Caverns, don't miss a visit to Andy Smith, Artist, take an in-depth tour of The Amish Village, and examine the collection at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lancaster trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 15 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Tyler State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Elfreth's Alley and Masonic Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Valley Forge (Washington Memorial Chapel & Valley Forge National Historical Park), Doylestown (Michener Art Museum & Fonthill Castle) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Independence National Historical Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Morris Arboretum, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and steep yourself in history at Independence Hall.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.
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