8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip itinerary planner

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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Lancaster
— 1 night
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia

— 2 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.
Independence National Historical Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through French Creek Heritage Trail and then trek along The Mill at Anselma. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue, then examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, and finally contemplate the long history of Todd House.

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Woodward to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Woodward in July, with highs in Philadelphia at 88°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 1 night

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
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You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to 66°F. You'll set off for Gettysburg on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games

Gettysburg

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hall of Presidents & First Ladies, Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station and Abraham Lincoln Statue. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hall of Presidents & First Ladies, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Pittsburgh

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Strip District, take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and finally explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum.

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You can fly from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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.