9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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Pittsburgh — 2 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Laurel Mountain Ski Resort (in Ligonier) and Laurel Mountain Ski Resort (in Boswell). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, learn insider's secrets on Wigle Whiskey, and take a stroll through Strip District.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Newark to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 1 night

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 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History and then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Philadelphia — 5 nights

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Casinos
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.
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