7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania travel route planner

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

— 2 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Franklin Institute. Eastern State Penitentiary and Rodin Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, stop by Sweet As Fudge Candy Shoppe, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and wander the streets of Boathouse Row.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online tour planner.

Buffalo to Philadelphia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buffalo in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 85°F and lows about 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ephrata.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Ephrata

— 1 night
Ephrata is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, south east of Harrisburg and about west by north of Philadelphia. On the 13th (Thu), trot along with Refreshing Mountain, browse the fresh offerings at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally tee off at Water's Edge Mini-Golf.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ephrata road trip app.

Getting from Philadelphia to Ephrata by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, Ephrata is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ephrata

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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 14th (Fri): walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and then stop by A&A Village Treasures.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip builder.

You can drive from Ephrata to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

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 15th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, wander the streets of Strip District, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): tee off at Birdsfoot Golf Club and then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh holiday website.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Golf · Adventure

Side Trips

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.