7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ohiopyle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally stroll the grounds of Christ Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia online sightseeing planner .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, then examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, and finally see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster journey planning site .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Choo Choo Barn, Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store
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Choo Choo Barn ©
Choo Choo Barn
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Heritage Center, and finally examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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night
Ohiopyle

Ohiopyle ©
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob, and then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ohiopyle journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Ohiopyle takes 3 hours. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, things will get slightly colder in Ohiopyle: highs are around 70°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob
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Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. In June, Pittsburgh is somewhat warmer than Ohiopyle - with highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning

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