8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  4​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Atlanta

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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 25th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven. On the next day, take a stroll through The Strip District, have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip planner.

Atlanta to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in August, expect Pittsburgh to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

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LumberjAxes
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Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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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.
Step out of Gettysburg with an excursion to Hersheypark in Hershey--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In August in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

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Hersheypark
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Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Independence Hall, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, and explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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