8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, and then view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia attractions planner .

Tallahassee to Philadelphia is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tallahassee in March, you will find days in Philadelphia are colder (50°F), and nights are slightly colder (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

1
night
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 9th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Lancaster Central Market, examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then take a stroll through Amish Country, then stop by Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, and finally indulge your taste buds at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lancaster trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lititz, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Amish Country
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Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store ©
Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store
Lancaster Central Market ©
Lancaster Central Market
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then get engrossed in the history at Shriver House Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take an in-depth tour of Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, then take in the history at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg, and finally contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the 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 March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg ©
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg
Gettysburg Diorama ©
Gettysburg Diorama

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 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park, then get curious at Carnegie Science Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning
Point State Park ©
Point State Park

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