8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Cody
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Cody

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Bring the kids along to Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Zoo. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner .

Cody to Philadelphia is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cody to Philadelphia is 2 hours. March in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hershey trip planner .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In March in Hershey, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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night
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 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Devils Den.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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 8th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Mount Washington, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then explore and take pictures at PNC Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through The Strip District, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. March in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium ©
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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