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Philadelphia — 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Philadelphia Zoo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Philadelphia is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in April, you will find days in Philadelphia are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ronks.
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Ronks — 2 nights

The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
On the 7th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, and finally admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Intercourse Village, identify plant and animal life at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Struble Trail.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Ronks takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. April in Ronks sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gettysburg National Military Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge.

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You can drive from Ronks to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.
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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.
Attractions like Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Strip District make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). There's still lots to do: stop by Mount Washington, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, get curious at Carnegie Science Center, and relax in the rural setting at Shenot Farm & Market.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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.