8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, explore and take pictures at PNC Park, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally admire all the interesting features of Heinz Field.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary app .

Dallas to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Pittsburgh. Traveling from Dallas in April, expect Pittsburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then don't miss a visit to Devils Den, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, 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.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In April, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary app .

Getting from Gettysburg to Philadelphia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

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

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