8 days in Clearwater & Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Clearwater & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Mandalay Park, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Scientology Information Center.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Clearwater day trip tool.

Tampa to Clearwater is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. August in Clearwater sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Clearwater

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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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 18th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walk the Burgh Tours, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Clearwater to Pittsburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Clearwater in August: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 80°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks


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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 19th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Grave Digger Tours, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then appreciate the history behind Equestrian Monument to Major General John Sedgwick, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks


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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.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and wander the streets of Boathouse Row.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia journey planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Philadelphia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in August, Philadelphia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

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Pennsylvania travel guide

Casinos · Specialty Museums · History 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.