8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania Trip Planner

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New Tripoli
— 1 day
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Mahanoy City
— 1 night
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Pottsville
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights

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New Tripoli

— 1 day
New Tripoli is a census-designated place in Lynn Township, in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. On the 28th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave, learn about winemaking at Galen Glen Winery, and then do a tasting at Blue Mountain Vineyards.

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Philadelphia to New Tripoli is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect nights in New Tripoli to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are slightly colder, around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Mahanoy City.

Things to do in New Tripoli

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mahanoy City

— 1 night
Mahanoy City is a borough located 38mi southwest of Wilkes-Barre and 13 miles southwest of Hazleton, in northern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in the southern Coal Region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Locust Lake State Park and then play a few rounds at Mountain Valley Golf Course.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mahanoy City online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from New Tripoli to Mahanoy City takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pottsville.

Things to do in Mahanoy City

Golf · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Pottsville

— 1 night
Pottsville is a city in, and the county seat of, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 30th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Roadside America, and then stop by Cabela's.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pottsville road trip planner.

Pottsville is just a short distance from Mahanoy City. In December in Pottsville, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Pottsville

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Independence Hall and Eastern State Penitentiary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Schuylkill River Trail and Seven Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach), Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center and contemplate the waterfront views at Great Egg Harbor Bay.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia day trip site.

Traveling by car from Pottsville to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. In December in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · 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.