7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  6​h
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Omaha

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 22nd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens and then stroll the grounds of Christ Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia travel route app .

Omaha to Philadelphia is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens ©
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1
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 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then do a tasting at Allegro Wine Shoppe Strasburg, and finally steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster journey planner .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Lancaster sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Strasburg, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Choo Choo Barn ©
Choo Choo Barn
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg and Little Round Top. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shriver House Museum and United States Army Heritage and Education Center. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and do a tasting at Adams County Winery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Adams County Winery
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Adams County Winery ©
Adams County Winery
Gettysburg Heritage Center ©
Gettysburg Heritage Center
David Wills House ©
David Wills House

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, then get curious at Carnegie Science Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Childrens Museums
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Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning
Carnegie Science Center ©
Carnegie Science Center

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