9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
DuBois
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Warren
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lancaster
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Chicago

1
night
DuBois

DuBois ©
DuBois is a city in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States, northeast of Pittsburgh. Plan my DuBois trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Chicago to DuBois is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Chicago to DuBois, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in DuBois dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Warren.

Things to do in DuBois

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Blackbird Distillery, Cook Forest State Park
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DuBois Mall ©
DuBois Mall
Blackbird Distillery ©
Blackbird Distillery

2
nights
Warren

Warren ©
Warren is a city in Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States, located along the Allegheny River. On the 5th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Southern Tier Brewing Company, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Panama Rocks Scenic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Zippo / Case Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Allegany State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Warren sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from DuBois to Warren takes 2 hours. In September in Warren, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Warren

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jamestown, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Zippo / Case Museum, Allegany State Park, Panama Rocks Scenic Park
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Panama Rocks Scenic Park ©
Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Kinzua Bridge State Park ©
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum ©
Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

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 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge, contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern, then take an in-depth tour of Shriver House Museum, and finally make a trip to Abraham Lincoln Statue. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama, and finally get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Warren to Gettysburg in 5 hours. In September, Gettysburg is a bit warmer than Warren - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg ©

3
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Shop till you drop at The Old Country Store and Lancaster Central Market. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Harrisburg (National Civil War Museum & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex) and Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mother Tucker's Antiques and Collectibles.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lancaster tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Lancaster are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Ronks, Harrisburg, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Mother Tucker's Antiques and Collectibles, The Old Country Store
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The Old Country Store ©
The Old Country Store
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary ©
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area ©

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