8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Bangor
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Bangor

2
nights
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 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Randyland. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then explore the world behind art at Carnegie Museum of Art, and then stop by Larrimor's.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip planner .

Bangor to Pittsburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangor in July, Pittsburgh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Randyland ©
Randyland
Carnegie Museum of Art ©
Carnegie Museum of Art
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms

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 10th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally examine the collection at Rupp House. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Codorus State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Catoctin Mountain Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planner .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Codorus State Park, Catoctin Mountain Park
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Catoctin Mountain Park ©
Catoctin Mountain Park
Rupp House ©
Rupp House

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. You'll explore and learn at Independence Hall and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, and try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gettysburg in July since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Longwood Gardens
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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens ©
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

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