27 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Lancaster
— 4 nights
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Allentown
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Pittsburgh — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: Laurel Mountain Ski Resort (in Boswell), Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Greenhouse Winery (in Irwin). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and admire the striking features of PPG Place.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Pittsburgh is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Pittsburgh is minus 10.5 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, expect Pittsburgh to be cooler, temps between 1°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 4 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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, get engrossed in the history at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, and admire the engineering at Longarm Reservoir.

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Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lancaster.
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Lancaster — 4 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 Hershey (Troegs Brewing Company, Hershey Gardens, &more), Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown) and Rocky Ridge County Park (in York). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, get in on the family fun at Koziar's Christmas Village, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, and learn about winemaking at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Allentown.
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Allentown — 5 nights

Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Allentown: Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton), Mohegan Pennsylvania (in Wilkes-Barre) and Ringing Rocks Park (in Potts Grove). And it doesn't end there: stop by Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room, contemplate the long history of Pearl S. Buck International, pick up some local products at Tabora Farm and Orchard, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Lancaster to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Allentown, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, admire the landmark architecture of City Hall Visitor Center, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Allentown to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.
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