8 days in Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes PNC Park, Point State Park and Free Pittsburgh Walking Tours. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): catch a live event at PNC Park, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, then take in the local highlights with Free Pittsburgh Walking Tours, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, and finally appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Andy Warhol Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Point State Park, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then examine the collection at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, and finally traverse land and water with a duck tour.

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Minneapolis to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall and then don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and stroll through The High Line.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

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.