8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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State College
— 1 night
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and then explore the striking landscape of Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

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Lancaster

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 27th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, then examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lancaster travel route planning app.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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 29th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, walk around Gettysburg National Military Park, contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg online route maker.

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

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State College

State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, deepen your understanding at Penn State University, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the State College trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Gettysburg to State College in 2.5 hours. July in State College sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

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 1st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh online trip builder.

You can drive from State College to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. July in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · 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.