45 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

45 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 7 nights
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Allentown
— 5 nights
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Lancaster
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg
— 6 nights
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Elysburg
— 5 nights
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State College
— 5 nights
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Erie
— 5 nights
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Pittsburgh
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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.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Sandy Hollow (in West Chester), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Sesame Place Philadelphia (in Langhorne). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Philadelphia. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) 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: Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill), Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (in Delaware Water Gap) and Dingmans Falls (in Dingmans Ferry). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, experience rural life at Calandra's Cheese, appreciate the history behind The Soldiers Sailors Monument, and take in the dramatic natural features at Boulder Field.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Allentown online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Allentown, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lancaster.
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Lancaster — 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Lancaster: Hershey (Hersheypark, The Hershey Story Museum, &more) and Masonic Village Farm Market (in Elizabethtown). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lancaster route maker.

You can drive from Allentown to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Lancaster are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Harrisburg (Wildwood Park, National Civil War Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, indulge your senses at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, and steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Elysburg.
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Elysburg — 5 nights

Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Elysburg: Nomad Distilling Co. (in Williamsport), Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art (in Millersburg) and World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store (in South Williamsport). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort, explore the activities along Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ricketts Glen State Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Elysburg online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Elysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to State College.
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State College — 5 nights

State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Venture out of the city with trips to Trough Creek State Park (in James Creek), Wellsboro (Pine Creek Rail Trail & Leonard Harrison State Park) and Jacks Mountain (in Mill Creek). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, Head underground at Lincoln Caverns, deepen your understanding at Penn State University, and stroll around Tom Tudek Memorial Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read State College trip planner.

You can drive from Elysburg to State College in 2 hours. In September in State College, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Erie.
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Erie — 5 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Erie: Rimrock Overlook (in Warren), Simpler Times Museum (in Tidioute) and Kinzua Bridge State Park (in Mount Jewett). There's much more to do: walk around Presque Isle State Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Asbury Woods, enjoy breathtaking views from Port Erie Bicentennial Tower, and cast your line with Lake Erie Fishing Charters.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Erie trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from State College to Erie in 3.5 hours. In September in Erie, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 6 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.
Explore Pittsburgh's surroundings by going to Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown) and Kings Covered Bridge (in Somerset). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aviary, and stroll through Mount Washington.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Erie to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) 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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