8 days in Clearwater & Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Clearwater & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Clearwater
— 1 night
2
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights

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Clearwater

Clearwater ©
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, thenenjoy 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 °F and lows of °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

Side Trip

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
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 °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Walk the Burgh Tours ©
Walk the Burgh Tours

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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.
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, thenwitness 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, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, thenappreciate 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 °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, visit Boathouse Row, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in August, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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