8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Dushore
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
State College
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: New York City

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Dushore

Dushore ©
Dushore is a borough in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Eagles Mere Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Artisan Alpacas.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dushore online trip maker .

New York City to Dushore is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier evenings in Dushore when traveling from New York City in March, with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Dushore

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Eagles Mere Museum
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Eagles Mere Museum ©
Eagles Mere Museum

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 17th (Sun): 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.

Take the guesswork out of planning a State College vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dushore to State College takes 2.5 hours. In March in State College, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in State College

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
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Shaver's Creek Environmental Center ©
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center ©
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Stone Valley Recreation Area ©
Stone Valley Recreation Area

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 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, then admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Heinz Field. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Mount Washington, then don't miss a visit to Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, then look for all kinds of wild species at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from State College to Pittsburgh takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hartwood Acres, Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
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Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Hartwood Acres ©
Hartwood Acres
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

1
night
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 20th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia journey maker site .

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. In March, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Green Lane Nature Center, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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