8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 1 day
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ronks
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

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 10th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walk the Burgh Tours, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh day trip website.

Chicago to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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 11th (Sun): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, make a trip to Devils Den, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg online route planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

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Ronks

The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, browse the fresh offerings at The Village Farm Market, then steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, and finally trot along with Refreshing Mountain. On the next day, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, take in the pleasant sights at Longwood Gardens, and then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ronks trip maker site.

Getting from Gettysburg to Ronks by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Ronks are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Ronks

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Philadelphia is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Ronks to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ronks in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Philadelphia, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History 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.