8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Allentown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
State College
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

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 30th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planning website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Philadelphia is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in September; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Allentown.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Independence National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hoover Mason Trestle, identify plant and animal life at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Lane Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Hickory Run State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Allentown holiday builder app .

Drive from Philadelphia to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in October since evenings lows in Allentown dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Allentown

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hickory Run State Park, Hoover Mason Trestle, Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Green Lane Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary ©
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Hickory Run State Park ©
Hickory Run State Park
Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area ©
Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area

1
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.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore and take pictures at Devils Den, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip maker .

Traveling by car from Allentown to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

1
night
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): work some fitness into your day at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Shaver's Creek Raptor Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Stone Valley Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the State College trip planning website .

You can drive from Gettysburg to State College in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in State College can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in State College

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shaver's Creek Raptor Center
Highlights from your plan
Shaver's Creek Raptor Center ©
Shaver's Creek Raptor Center
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center ©
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Stone Valley Recreation Area ©
Stone Valley Recreation Area

1
night
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 6th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then identify plant and animal life at Hartwood Acres, and then gain insight at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip maker app .

Traveling by car from State College to Pittsburgh takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Hartwood Acres
Highlights from your plan
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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