8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and then explore and take pictures at Heinz Field. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then wander the streets of The Strip District, and then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh trip planner .

New York City to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier nights in Pittsburgh, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Nature
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The Strip District ©
The Strip District
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.
On the 18th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at State of Pennsylvania Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, learn about all things military at Gettysburg Museum of History, snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

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You can drive from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 20th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hershey online visit planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Classes, #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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