60 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Allentown
— 6 nights
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Lancaster
— 6 nights
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Gettysburg
— 7 nights
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Elysburg
— 6 nights
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State College
— 6 nights
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Mill Run
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 7 nights
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Erie
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Philadelphia — 9 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Chadds Ford (Brandywine River Museum of Art & Penns Woods Winery) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and walk around Franklin Square.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online tour planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Philadelphia is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Taipei to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Taipei in June, with highs in Philadelphia at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Allentown.
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Allentown — 6 nights

Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Allentown side-trips: Pocono Raceway (in Long Pond), Grey Towers National Historic Site (in Milford) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hoover Mason Trestle, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlands Conservancy- Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Old Jail Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John.

Before you visit Allentown, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Allentown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for little chillier nights in Allentown, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lancaster.
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Lancaster — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz), Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown) and The Hershey Story Museum (in Hershey). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, examine the collection at Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lancaster day trip planner.

Drive from Allentown to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 7 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: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and contemplate the long history of Little Round Top.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg online day trip planner.

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. July in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Elysburg.
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Elysburg — 6 nights

Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Elysburg: Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton), Worlds End State Park (in Forksville) and Artisan Alpacas (in Dushore). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort, sample the tasty concoctions at D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, admire the majestic nature at Raymond B. Winter State Park, and walk around Shikellamy State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Elysburg trip planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Elysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Elysburg can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to State College.
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State College — 6 nights

State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Change things up with these side-trips from State College: Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum (in Altoona), Huntingdon (Swigart Auto Museum & Lincoln Caverns) and Canoe Creek State Park (in Hollidaysburg). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum at Penn State, identify plant and animal life at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, learn about winemaking at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, and get some jogging in at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your State College trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Elysburg to State College by car takes about 2 hours. In August in State College, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Mill Run.
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Mill Run — 3 nights

Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Ligonier in Ligonier (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fallingwater, take in the history at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, admire the landmark architecture of Kentuck Knob, and immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mill Run trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from State College to Mill Run takes 2.5 hours. In August in Mill Run, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pittsburgh side-trips: Somerset (Laurel Hill State Park & Jager and Friends Dog Park), Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown) and Saint Emma Monastery (in Greensburg). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, tee off at Birdsfoot Golf Club, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and traverse land and water with a duck tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Pittsburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Erie.
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Erie — 7 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Venture out of the city with trips to Whistle Stop Antique Mall (in Corry), Franklin (St John's Episcopal Church & DeBence Antique Music World) and Kinzua Bridge State Park (in Mount Jewett). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Presque Isle State Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erie Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier, and cool off at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Erie trip planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel 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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