41 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

41 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Ronks
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Halifax
— 1 night
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Centre Hall
— 1 night
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Ohiopyle
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Cooksburg
— 3 nights
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Erie
— 6 nights
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Bradford
— 1 night
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Wellsboro
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia — 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Hickory Run State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Asa Packer Mansion (in Jim Thorpe). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, get curious at Mutter Museum, stop by Independence Mall, and steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip tool.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Ronks.
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Ronks — 3 nights

The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and Lapp Valley Farm. Get in touch with nature at Wolf Sanctuary of PA and Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronks: Adamstown Antique Mall (in Adamstown) and D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, wander the streets of Amish Country, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, and get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ronks trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Philadelphia to Ronks by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in September since evenings lows in Ronks dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shriver House Museum and Little Round Top. Visiting Devils Den and Lincoln Caverns will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown) and Harrisburg (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, National Civil War Museum, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama, pause for some photo ops at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, take in the local highlights with Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, and take an in-depth tour of Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg attractions planner.

You can drive from Ronks to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Halifax.
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Halifax — 1 night

Halifax is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 28th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Little Buffalo State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Halifax journey planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Halifax by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Centre Hall.
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Centre Hall — 1 night

Centre Hall is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Bald Eagle State Park, then get a dose of the wild on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, and then get in on the family fun at Grange Fairgrounds.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Centre Hall holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Halifax to Centre Hall takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Halifax in September; daily highs in Centre Hall reach 74°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ohiopyle.
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Ohiopyle — 2 nights

Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mount Washington Tavern, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then admire the majestic nature at Ohiopyle State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Laurel Caverns, then admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob, and then admire the sheer force of Cucumber Falls.

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You can drive from Centre Hall to Ohiopyle in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Centre Hall in September: highs in Ohiopyle hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 7 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Bicycle Heaven and Cathedral of Learning. Escape the urban bustle at Point State Park and Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Laurel Hill State Park (in Somerset), Flight 93 Memorial Chapel (in Stonycreek Township) and Portersville (Moraine State Park & McConnells Mill State Park). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Soergel Orchards, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park, explore the world behind art at Carnegie Museum of Art, and examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Ohiopyle to Pittsburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ohiopyle in October, expect Pittsburgh to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cooksburg.
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Cooksburg — 3 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cook Forest State Park and Deer Creek Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cooksburg: Kinzua Dam (in Warren), Drake Well Museum (in Titusville) and Twisted Vine Beverage (in Kane).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cooksburg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cooksburg takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cooksburg are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Erie.
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Erie — 6 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Erie Maritime Museum and Erie Zoo. Escape the urban bustle at Linesville Spillway and Pymatuning Deer Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Erie: Linesville Fish Hatchery (in Linesville), Heritage Wine Cellars (in North East) and Pymatuning State Park (in Jamestown). The adventure continues: walk around Tom Ridge Environmental Center, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Erie Land Lighthouse, and enjoy breathtaking views from Port Erie Bicentennial Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Erie online trip maker.

You can drive from Cooksburg to Erie in 2 hours. October in Erie sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bradford.
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Bradford — 1 night

Bradford is a city in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States, close to the border with New York State and approximately south of Buffalo, New York. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Zippo / Case Museum & Flagship Store, then immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, and then trek along Marilla Bridges Trail.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bradford online route builder.

Traveling by car from Erie to Bradford takes 2 hours. Traveling from Erie in October, Bradford is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wellsboro.
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Wellsboro — 4 nights

Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. Take a break from the city and head to Leonard Harrison State Park and Worlds End State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Colton Point State Park and Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. Change things up with these side-trips from Wellsboro: Coudersport (Ski Denton, Cherry Springs State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pine Creek Rail Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Pine Creek Gorge, and get to know the resident critters at Animaland Zoological Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellsboro trip planner.

You can drive from Bradford to Wellsboro in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive 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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