9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Intercourse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
State College
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Forksville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 6th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. On your second day here, make a trip to Rittenhouse Square, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Philadelphia driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Intercourse.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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night
Intercourse

Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Lapp Valley Farm, pick up some local products at Brecknock Orchard, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Intercourse tour itinerary site .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Philadelphia to Intercourse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Intercourse, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Intercourse

Shopping

Side Trips

Brecknock Orchard, Lapp Valley Farm, Bird in Hand Farmers Market
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Bird in Hand Farmers Market ©
Bird in Hand Farmers Market
Brecknock Orchard ©
Brecknock Orchard

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then look for gifts at The Christmas Haus, then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Intercourse to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Christmas Haus
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
The Christmas Haus ©
The Christmas Haus

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Heinz Field, then explore and take pictures at PNC Park, and finally examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, then don't miss a visit to Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, then gain insight at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally admire the striking features of Hartwood Acres.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh vacation maker tool .

Getting from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to State College.

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
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shaver's Creek Raptor Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the State College trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to State College takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Forksville.

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
The Arboretum at Penn State ©
The Arboretum at Penn State

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night
Forksville

Forksville ©
Forksville is a borough in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Eagles Mere Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Artisan Alpacas, and then immerse yourself in nature at Worlds End State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Forksville trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from State College to Forksville in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Forksville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Eagles Mere Museum, Artisan Alpacas
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Worlds End State Park ©
Worlds End State Park
Artisan Alpacas ©
Artisan Alpacas
Eagles Mere Museum ©
Eagles Mere Museum

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