14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

14 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Strasburg
— 1 night
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Lancaster
— 1 night
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Hershey
— 1 night
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Harrisburg
— 1 night
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Carlisle
— 1 night
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Chambersburg
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Erie
— 1 night
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Bradford
— 1 night
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Williamsport
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Lansford
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

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 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, steep yourself in history at Battleship New Jersey, then take an in-depth tour of Independence Seaport Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strasburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Strasburg

— 1 night
Named after the first settlers' European home, Strasburg hasn't grown beyond its original population.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, then stop by National Christmas Center, and finally take a stroll through Amish Country.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Strasburg journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Strasburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, Strasburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Strasburg

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 1 night

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 12th (Wed), steep yourself in history at President James Buchanan's Wheatland, relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, then examine the collection at Wagner-Ritter House and Garden, and finally look for gifts at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip planner.

Lancaster is very close to Strasburg. August in Lancaster sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Hershey

— 1 night

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Indian Echo Caverns and then examine the collection at AACA Museum, Inc..

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hershey sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Lancaster to Hershey in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hershey are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Harrisburg

— 1 night
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Park.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Harrisburg vacation planner.

Harrisburg is just a stone's throw from Hershey. In August, daytime highs in Harrisburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carlisle.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Carlisle

— 1 night
Carlisle is a borough and the county seat of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, get engrossed in the history at United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), and then tee off at Rich Valley Golf.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carlisle road trip planning site.

Carlisle is just a stone's throw from Harrisburg. In August in Carlisle, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Chambersburg.

Things to do in Carlisle

Museums · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chambersburg

— 2 nights
Chambersburg is a borough in the South Central region of Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Heritage Center, then get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, and finally look for gifts at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Rupp House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chambersburg trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Carlisle to Chambersburg takes an hour. In August in Chambersburg, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Chambersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then admire the masterpieces at The Andy Warhol Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Chambersburg to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. August in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums

Erie

— 1 night

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Erie Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church, and then stroll around Presque Isle State Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Erie trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Erie sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Bradford.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Bradford

— 1 night
Bradford is a city in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States, close to the border with New York State and approximately south of Buffalo, New York. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Allegany State Park, then examine the collection at Rock City Park, and then examine the collection at Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Bradford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Erie to Bradford takes 2 hours. Traveling from Erie in August, plan for little chillier nights in Bradford, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Williamsport.

Things to do in Bradford

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Williamsport

— 1 night
Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, buy something for everyone on your list at Lycoming Mall, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsport day trip site.

Getting from Bradford to Williamsport by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bradford in August: high temperatures in Williamsport hover around 83°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Lansford.

Things to do in Williamsport

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Lansford

— 1 night
Lansford is a county-border borough (town) in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States, located 37mi northwest of Allentown and 19 miles south of Hazleton in the Panther Creek Valley about from Greater Philadelphia and abutting the cross-county sister-city of Coaldale in Schuylkill County. On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum, tee off at Mountain Valley Golf Course, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lansford trip planning app.

Getting from Williamsport to Lansford by car takes about 2 hours. August in Lansford sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lansford

Parks · Golf · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.