8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Allentown
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
State College
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
day
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Hoover Mason Trestle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Trexler Memorial Park, and then trek along Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Allentown day trip planning site .

New York City to Allentown is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Allentown can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Allentown

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hoover Mason Trestle, Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Trexler Memorial Park ©
Trexler Memorial Park

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 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the history at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Shriver House Museum, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Allentown to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

1
night
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Shaver's Creek Raptor Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stone Valley Recreation Area.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our State College trip site .

You can drive from Gettysburg to State College in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in State College are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in State College

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shaver's Creek Raptor Center
Highlights from your plan
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 17th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then admire all the interesting features of Hartwood Acres, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at East End Brewing Company.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip site .

Traveling by car from State College to Pittsburgh takes 3 hours. In May in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, Hartwood Acres
Highlights from your plan
East End Brewing Company ©
East End Brewing Company

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Green Lane Nature Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Hall and Independence National Historical Park. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, trek along Kelly Drive, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Fort Washington State Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Green Lane Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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