30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

30 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 9 nights
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Lancaster
— 4 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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State College
— 4 nights
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Mill Run
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Philadelphia

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Independence National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute.

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Columbus to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 4 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Hershey (The Hershey Story Museum & Hershey Gardens) and Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, take an in-depth tour of Historic Rock Ford, and contemplate the long history of President James Buchanan's Wheatland.

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Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Lancaster are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

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You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to State College.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

State College

— 4 nights
State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around State College: Rock Run Recreation Park (in Patton), Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark (in Altoona) and Pine Creek Rail Trail (in Wellsboro). The adventure continues: gain insight at Penn State University, admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, identify plant and animal life at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, and explore the world behind art at Palmer Museum of Art.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to State College in 2.5 hours. In April, State College is a bit cooler than Gettysburg - with highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Mill Run.

Things to do in State College

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Mill Run

— 2 nights
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park, make a trip to Mount Washington Tavern, and then make a trip to The Great Cross of Christ. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Run Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, then admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob, and finally appreciate the history behind Braddock Grave.

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You can drive from State College to Mill Run in 2.5 hours. In April in Mill Run, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Mill Run

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, meet the residents at National Aviary, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center.

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You can drive from Mill Run to Pittsburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.