8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
Train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ronks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, examine the collection at National Constitution Center, make a trip to The Franklin Institute, and hike along Kelly Drive.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

1
night
Ronks

Ronks ©
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
On the 31st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, experience rural life at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally hunt for treasures at Root's Country Market & Auction.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ronks trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Ronks in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ronks, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ronks

Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Root's Country Market & Auction, Kitchen Kettle Village, Lapp Valley Farm
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm ©
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

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.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, admire all the interesting features of Devils Den, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg holiday builder website .

Getting from Ronks to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, have some family-friendly fun at LumberjAxes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel, and finally examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh driving holiday planner.

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. In August, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, LumberjAxes
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Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Saint Anthony Chapel ©
Saint Anthony Chapel

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