16 days in Pennsylvania & Denver Itinerary

16 days in Pennsylvania & Denver Itinerary

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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Ronks
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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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.
Step out of Gettysburg to go to York and see Escape Games Live, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip app.

Washington DC to Gettysburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Gettysburg to be slightly colder, temps between 53°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ronks

— 2 nights
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, wander the streets of Amish Country, then browse the fresh offerings at The Village Farm Market, then identify plant and animal life at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, and finally hunt for treasures at Root's Country Market & Auction. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, then relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, and then stroll through Longwood Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronks visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Ronks takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. November in Ronks sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Ronks

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

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.
Philadelphia is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and get curious at Mutter Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ronks to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ronks in November since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trip

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

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 30th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walk the Burgh Tours, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, then let your taste buds guide you at Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours, and finally stop by Larrimor's.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, things will get slightly colder in Pittsburgh: highs are around 52°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Denver

— 5 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Estes Park (The Studio Fine Art and Framing, Estes Park Guided Tours, &more), Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods, The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, &more) and Cascade (Pikes Peak - America's Mountain & North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop). Next up on the itinerary: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and explore and take pictures at Guanella Pass.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver visit site.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Denver takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in December, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.