7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  4​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Boston

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then take a stroll through The Strip District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Stamoolis Brothers, then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, then don't miss a visit to Pittsburgh Water Steps, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh online tour planner .

Boston to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

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Pittsburgh Water Steps ©
Pittsburgh Water Steps
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, brush up on your military savvy at Gettysburg Museum of History, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then pause for some photo ops at State of Pennsylvania Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hershey.

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Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hershey travel route planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

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Hersheypark

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 25th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and then pick up some new knowledge with Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planning website .

Getting from Hershey to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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