9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Explore hidden gems such as Rodin Museum and Christ Church. When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online trip maker .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, then do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Sanctuary of PA. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then wander the streets of Amish Country, and finally contemplate the long history of Wheatland.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lancaster trip maker .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Lancaster sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Amish Country, National Civil War Museum, Wolf Sanctuary of PA, Indian Echo Caverns, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Highlights from your plan
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
Wolf Sanctuary of PA ©
Wolf Sanctuary of PA
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns

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.
On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama, and finally steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, do a tasting at Adams County Winery, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and finally admire the architecture and history at Lincoln Statue at Wills House.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg road trip planning app .

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Adams County Winery
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Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Carnegie Science Center, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel, and finally wander the streets of Mount Washington.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning

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