8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  7​h
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Elysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then go for a walk through Longwood Gardens. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Philadelphia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to Philadelphia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in August, plan for cooler days in Philadelphia, with highs around 85°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Elysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Nightlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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night
Elysburg

Elysburg ©
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore and take pictures at Bloomsburg University of PA, then relax in the rural setting at Rohrbach's Farm Market, Bakery & Gift Shop, and then find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Elysburg trip maker .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Elysburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Elysburg when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Elysburg

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bloomsburg University of PA, Rohrbach's Farm Market, Bakery & Gift Shop
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Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Bloomsburg University of PA ©
Bloomsburg University of PA

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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip app .

Traveling by car from Elysburg to Hershey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, pause for some photo ops at State of Pennsylvania Monument, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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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 27th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh journey planning site .

Getting from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods
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PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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