9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  5​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Erie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hershey
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of PNC Park and then take an in-depth tour of Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh vacation site .

Montreal, Canada to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

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PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Heinz Field ©
Heinz Field

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nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Presque Isle State Park and then get in on the family fun at Waldameer Park & Water World.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Erie trip builder site .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Erie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Erie, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Erie

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Waldameer & Water World ©
Waldameer & Water World
Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
Millcreek Mall ©
Millcreek Mall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, brush up on your military savvy at Gettysburg Museum of History, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Erie to Gettysburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. When traveling from Erie in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gettysburg: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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hours
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 19th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hershey tour planning tool .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hershey, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Philadelphia is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and get curious at The Franklin Institute.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia vacation app .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Harrah's Philadelphia
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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