9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Bangor
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Allentown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
State College
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h
End: Bangor

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 Liberty Bell Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Independence Hall and Benjamin Franklin Museum. Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online journey builder .

Bangor to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bangor in April, with highs in Philadelphia at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Allentown.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 16th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Ironton Rail Trail, then stroll through Trexler Memorial Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and then identify plant and animal life at Green Lane Nature Center.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Allentown trip builder site .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Allentown are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Allentown

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Lane Nature Center, The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Ironton Rail Trail
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Trexler Memorial Park ©
Trexler Memorial Park
Ironton Rail Trail ©
Ironton Rail Trail

1
night
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 18th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Allentown to Gettysburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to State College.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

1
night
State College

State College ©
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On the 19th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Shaver's Creek Raptor Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Stone Valley Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read State College trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to State College takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gettysburg in April, expect State College to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in State College

Wildlife Parks 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
Stone Valley Recreation Area ©
Stone Valley Recreation Area

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios, then identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh tour planning website .

Getting from State College to Pittsburgh by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve ©
Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

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