8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Intercourse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Farmington
— 1 night
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site and Washington Square Park. Attractions like Fairmount Park and Schuylkill River Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kelly Drive, get a sense of history and politics at Old City Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Carpenters' Hall, and take an in-depth tour of National Liberty Museum.

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Durham to Philadelphia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Durham in March, with highs in Philadelphia at 50°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Intercourse.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Intercourse

— 2 nights
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Old Candle Barn, stop by The Old Woodshed, brush up on your military savvy at American Military Edged Weaponry Museum, then examine the collection at The Quilt Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Intercourse Village. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Conrad Weiser Homestead, then explore the activities along Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, then snap pictures at Erbs Covered Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge.

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You can drive from Philadelphia to Intercourse in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, daytime highs in Intercourse are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Intercourse

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, relax and rejuvenate at Gettysburg Day Spa, then witness the site of a historic battle at Big Round Top, then steep yourself in history at Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, and finally appreciate the history behind 91st Pennsylvania Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip maker site.

Getting from Intercourse to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. March in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Spas

Farmington

— 1 night
Farmington is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Wharton Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 26th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Braddock Grave, then steep yourself in history at Mount Washington Tavern, then tee off at Mystic Rock, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Farmington travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Farmington takes 3 hours. Traveling from Gettysburg in March, things will get little chillier in Farmington: highs are around 40°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Farmington

Outdoors · Golf · Spas · Historic Sites

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

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 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then stroll the grounds of Allegheny Cemetery, and then visit Shadyside.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Farmington, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pittsburgh, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.