7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania route planner

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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Ronks
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia vacation planner.

Buffalo to Philadelphia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Philadelphia is a bit warmer than Buffalo - with highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ronks

— 2 nights
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, and finally visit Amish Country. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, then take a pleasant ride with Refreshing Mountain, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Sanctuary of PA.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ronks road trip tool.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Ronks in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Ronks, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ronks

Wildlife · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Heritage Center.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planner.

Getting from Ronks to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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 16th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.