8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 17th (Wed), shop like a local with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

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Houston to Philadelphia is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in July, things will get little chillier in Philadelphia: highs are around 88°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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National Constitution Center ©
National Constitution Center
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens ©
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 19th (Fri), shop like a local with Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally hunt for treasures at Bird in Hand Farmers Market. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Indian Echo Caverns, then examine the collection at AACA Museum, Inc., and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Troegs Brewing Company.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Hershey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, Bird in Hand Farmers Market, Indian Echo Caverns, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, The Amish Farm and House
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Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store ©
Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store
Bird in Hand Farmers Market ©
Bird in Hand Farmers Market
Troegs Brewing Company ©
Troegs Brewing Company

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the history at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg, then snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, steep yourself in history at Shriver House Museum, examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Heritage Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Gettysburg Heritage Center ©
Gettysburg Heritage Center
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg ©
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, then examine the collection at Randyland, then get curious at Carnegie Science Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, then see the interesting displays at Frick Art and Historical Center, then examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh driving holiday app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Nature Parks
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Randyland ©
Randyland
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Frick Art and Historical Center ©
Frick Art and Historical Center

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