9 days in Pennsylvania & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania & Harpers Ferry Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Allentown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
State College
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at SteelStacks. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Asa Packer Mansion and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Allentown trip planning app .

New York City to Allentown is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Allentown

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Asa Packer Mansion, SteelStacks
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SteelStacks ©
SteelStacks
Asa Packer Mansion ©
Asa Packer Mansion

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 16th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Penn State University, learn about winemaking at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, then identify plant and animal life at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, and finally walk around Tom Tudek Memorial Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for State College using our trip planner.

You can drive from Allentown to State College in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in State College

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
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Shaver's Creek Environmental Center ©
Penn State University ©
Penn State University
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars ©
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars

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 17th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip planner .

You can drive from State College to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. In April in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, sample the fine beverages at Bloomery Plantation Distillery, and then hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Harpers Ferry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. April in Harpers Ferry sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley ©
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). The adventure continues: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia tour planning site .

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Philadelphia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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