7 days in Pittsburgh, Erie & Cleveland Itinerary

7 days in Pittsburgh, Erie & Cleveland Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
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Erie
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Cleveland
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Pittsburgh — 1 night

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 11th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and then go all around town with City Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Mellon Green, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh day trip planning tool.

Columbus to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In July in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Erie.
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Erie — 1 night

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head outdoors with Lake Erie Fishing Charters and then walk around Presque Isle State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Erie trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Erie takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Erie sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 4 nights

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Appreciate the collections at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapin Forest Reservation (in Kirtland), Lake Erie Bluffs (in Perry) and Castalia Quarry Reserve (in Castalia). There's lots more to do: try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, get in on the family fun at Cedar Point, get engrossed in the history at Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and sample some tasty brews at City Brew Tours Cleveland.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cleveland road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Erie to Cleveland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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