9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner

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Philadelphia
— 1 day
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wellsboro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ohiopyle
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Philadelphia

— 1 day

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center, get a sense of history and politics at United States Mint, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online trip itinerary builder.

Dallas to Philadelphia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Philadelphia. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get a bit cooler in Philadelphia: highs are around 88°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, steep yourself in history at David Wills House, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Virginia Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip maker app.

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wellsboro.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Wellsboro

— 2 nights
Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Cherry Springs State Park, admire the majestic nature at Colton Point State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Leonard Harrison State Park. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Pine Creek Gorge and then grab your bike and head to Pine Creek Rail Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wellsboro route planning app.

Drive from Gettysburg to Wellsboro in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, Wellsboro is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ohiopyle.

Things to do in Wellsboro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ohiopyle

— 3 nights
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Get outdoors at Ohiopyle State Park and Climbing Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kentuck Knob and Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Step out of Ohiopyle to go to Ligonier and see Fort Ligonier, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls and pause for some photo ops at Braddock Grave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ohiopyle visit planning website.

You can drive from Wellsboro to Ohiopyle in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wellsboro in July: highs in Ohiopyle hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Mellon Square, then immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park, then meet the residents at National Aviary, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Ohiopyle to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ohiopyle in July, with highs in Pittsburgh at 82°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · 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.