8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
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. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, and steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Side Trips

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

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hershey trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 35°F in Hershey. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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.
On the 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, pause for some photo ops at State of Pennsylvania Monument, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then learn about all things military at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally do a tasting at Knob Hall Winery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then explore and take pictures at PNC Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul Cathedral, then wander the streets of The Strip District, and finally admire all the interesting features of Heinz Field.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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