9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Train
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder app.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

2
nights
Lancaster

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 21st (Mon), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, trot along with Refreshing Mountain, then relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, and finally stop by Kitchen Kettle Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lancaster when traveling from Philadelphia in September, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

3
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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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, awaken your taste buds at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Den.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

1
night
Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

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 26th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours, then appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
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.