8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Harrisburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Allentown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. On the 29th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Indian Echo Caverns, and then catch a live performance at The Forum Auditorium.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Harrisburg road trip planning app .

Pittsburgh to Harrisburg is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Allentown.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Hersheypark, Indian Echo Caverns
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns

2
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 1st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Hickory Run State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Trexler Nature Preserve. On the next day, grab your bike and head to Ironton Rail Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Green Lane Nature Center, and then hike along Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Allentown visit planner.

Traveling by car from Harrisburg to Allentown takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Allentown sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Green Lane Nature Center, Hickory Run State Park, Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Trexler Nature Preserve, Ironton Rail Trail
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Hickory Run State Park ©
Hickory Run State Park
Ironton Rail Trail ©
Ironton Rail Trail
Trexler Nature Preserve ©
Trexler Nature Preserve

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): trek along Kelly Drive, take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then explore and take pictures at Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, then stroll through Schuylkill River Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Philadelphia Zoo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online route planner .

You can drive from Allentown to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Allentown in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Nightlife Classes

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, along the Shenango River. On the 5th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Linesville Fish Hatchery, then explore the activities along Linesville Spillway, and then admire the majestic nature at Pymatuning State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jamestown trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Philadelphia to Jamestown. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Jamestown to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Linesville
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Pymatuning State Park ©
Pymatuning State Park
Linesville Spillway ©
Linesville Spillway
Linesville Fish Hatchery ©
Linesville Fish Hatchery

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 6th (Sat), stroll through Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Pittsburgh takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
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Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium ©
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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