8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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New Tripoli
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fireman's Hall, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Independence National Historical Park. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Kelly Drive, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Washington State Park, then stroll through Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Medford to Philadelphia is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Medford in June, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to New Tripoli.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Tripoli

— 2 nights
New Tripoli is a census-designated place in Lynn Township, in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Hickory Run State Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Lane Nature Center, and then experience rural life at Savidge Farms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Tripoli holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Philadelphia to New Tripoli in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New Tripoli

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip planning website.

You can drive from New Tripoli to Gettysburg in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then stroll through Hartwood Acres Park, and finally relax in the rural setting at Shenot Farm & Market. Here are some ideas for day two: catch a live event at PNC Park, then take an in-depth tour of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.