8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Mill Run
— 1 day
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Mill Run

— 1 day
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fallingwater and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mill Run sightseeing planner.

Raleigh to Mill Run is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Raleigh in July; daily highs in Mill Run reach 80°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Mill Run

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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 8th (Thu), witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally look for gifts at Artworks.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Gettysburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Lancaster

— 2 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Lancaster are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Get some historical perspective at Independence Hall and Christ Church. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, examine the collection at National Constitution Center, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and trek along Kelly Drive.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Lancaster in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Philadelphia. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.