8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley Forge National Historical Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally browse the exhibits of Independence Hall.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel route planner .

Boston to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Boston in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Philadelphia, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Indian Echo Caverns, then take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally stop by The Old Country Store. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at AACA Museum, Inc., then take an in-depth tour of United States Army Heritage and Education Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Patrick, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hershey trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Hershey are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harrisburg, The Old Country Store, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Indian Echo Caverns
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National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then admire the masterpieces at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then steep yourself in history at Shriver House Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama.

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Drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site

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 30th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, then admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, then engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): meet the residents at National Aviary, then see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, and finally shop like a local with Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 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 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center
Point State Park ©
Point State Park

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