4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Lancaster
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Gettysburg
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Pittsburgh
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Lancaster

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Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market and then stop by Riehl's Quilts and Crafts.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lancaster day trip site.

Rochester to Lancaster is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rochester in April, you will find days in Lancaster are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Rupp House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Mister Ed's Elephant Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip planning tool.

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In April in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms, contemplate the long history of Heinz Memorial Chapel, then stroll through Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Frick Art and Historical Center.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh online attractions planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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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.