8 days in Northeast Ohio & Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Northeast Ohio & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Cleveland
— 1 day
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Erie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hershey
— 3 nights
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Cleveland

— 1 day

Forest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland tour itinerary planner.

Saint Louis to Cleveland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Cleveland is 1 hour. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Cleveland

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Erie

— 2 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Church and then enjoy the sea views from Presque Isle Lighthouse. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Panama Rocks Scenic Park, look for gifts at Reverie Creamery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, and finally get lost in a book at Patterson Library.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Erie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Erie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Erie are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ohiopyle

— 2 nights
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Braddock Grave, contemplate the long history of Mount Washington Tavern, then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Idlewild & SoakZone.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ohiopyle itinerary maker.

You can drive from Erie to Ohiopyle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Erie in July: high temperatures in Ohiopyle hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hershey.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Hershey

— 3 nights

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hersheypark and Gettysburg National Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hershey: Gettysburg (Horseback Riding Tours, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum, stop by Knock Knock Boutique, get to know the resident critters at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, and admire the natural beauty at Hershey Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hershey road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ohiopyle to Hershey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ohiopyle in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Hershey: highs are around 86°F and lows about 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.