60 days in Pennsylvania & Montgomery County Itinerary

60 days in Pennsylvania & Montgomery County Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 17 nights
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Lancaster
— 7 nights
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Gettysburg
— 10 nights
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Rockville
— 6 nights
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Erie
— 8 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 11 nights
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Philadelphia

— 17 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester) and Dowlin Forge Park (in Downingtown). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Independence National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Franklin Square.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. In May, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 7 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 Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail (in York), Hershey (AACA Museum, Inc., Hersheypark, &more) and Harrisburg (Harrisburg Holocaust Monument, National Civil War Museum, &more). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, examine the collection at Rough and Tumble Historical Association, and snap pictures at Erbs Covered Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster travel route builder tool.

Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 10 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.
Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Boiling Springs (Children's Lake & Foundry Day Boiling Springs) and Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (in York Springs). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, savor the flavors at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Rockville.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rockville

— 6 nights
Rockville is a city located in the central region of Montgomery County, Maryland. Pack the 27th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Lockhouse 10, walk around Rock Creek Regional Park, enjoy some diversion at South Germantown Recreational Park, and admire the natural beauty at Brookside Nature Center.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockville itinerary planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Rockville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Erie.

Things to do in Rockville

Parks · Theme Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Erie

— 8 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oil City (Oil Creek State Park & Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry), Sherman Memorial Lighthouse (in Tionesta) and Simpler Times Museum (in Tidioute). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Presque Isle State Park, hike along Marilla Bridges Trail, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erie Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Goodell Gardens & Homestead.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Erie online route builder.

Traveling by car from Rockville to Erie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Rockville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Erie, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Erie

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 11 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.
Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown), Schellsburg / Shawnee Loop (in Bedford) and Saint Clair Park (in Greensburg). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, take a stroll through Strip District, and take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Erie to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
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.

Montgomery County travel guide

4.5
Theaters · Theme Parks · Parks