22 days in Pittsburgh & Its Countryside, Portland & Fort Meade Itinerary

22 days in Pittsburgh & Its Countryside, Portland & Fort Meade Itinerary

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Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport, Drive to Mercer
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Mercer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 10 nights
Fly to Tampa International Airport, Drive to Fort Meade
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Fort Meade
— 4 nights
Drive to Tampa International Airport, Fly to Fresno

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Mercer

— 2 nights
Mercer is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 26th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at McConnells Mill State Park, meet the residents at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park, and then gain insight at Westminster College. On your second day here, explore the activities along Shenango River Lake, learn about winemaking at Nova Cellars Winery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Moraine State Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mercer online travel planner.

Fresno to Mercer is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Fresno to Mercer, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fresno in September: high temperatures in Mercer hover around 76°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mercer

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 5 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.
Pittsburgh is known for museums, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, learn the secrets of beer at City Brew Tours, wander the streets of Strip District, and get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Getting from Mercer to Pittsburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Portland

— 10 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Old First Parish Burying Ground (in Rockport), Boston (Granary Burying Ground, North End, &more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, cruise along Kancamagus Highway, and go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Portland tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Pittsburgh to Portland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pittsburgh in October since evenings lows in Portland dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Fort Meade.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fort Meade

— 4 nights
Fort Meade is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Loyce E. Harpe Park (in Mulberry), Memory Makin' Guides (in Frostproof) and Aldermans Ford Park (in Lithia). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Fort Meade Historical Society, have fun at Florida Firearms Adventures, get engrossed in the history at L. B. Brown house, and immerse yourself in nature at Paynes Creek Historic State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fort Meade driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Fort Meade. In October, Fort Meade is much warmer than Portland - with highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Meade

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips