8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, and then get engrossed in the history at Rivers of Steel.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh route maker website .

Fort Lauderdale to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, things will get cooler in Pittsburgh: highs are around 65°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fallingwater, Rivers of Steel, Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, Bayernhof Museum
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, and then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Valley Forge National Historical Park. You'll explore and learn at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Brandywine River Museum of Art. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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