8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Lancaster
— 1 night
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Masonic Temple. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately Kennett Square away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia driving holiday planner.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Choo Choo Barn, see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then relax in the rural setting at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, Lancaster is a bit cooler at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums

Side Trips

Ronks, Lapp Valley Farm, Choo Choo Barn
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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Lapp Valley Farm ©
Lapp Valley Farm
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm ©
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

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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 off the beaten path and head to Devils Den and Shriver House Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, and examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Devils Den
Devils Den
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Rivers of Steel, then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, then admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, and finally examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Rivers of Steel
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning
Point State Park ©
Point State Park

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