11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Hershey
— 2 nights
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Ronks
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington, pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tours, then take a stroll through Strip District, and then get the lay of the land with Walk the Burgh Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pittsburgh. In October, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Walk the Burgh Tours ©
Walk the Burgh Tours
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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.
On the 11th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg vacation planning site.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, examine the collection at The Hershey Story, and then get to know the resident critters at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at AACA Museum, Inc., then take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hershey online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Hershey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hershey, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Harrisburg, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
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The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex ©

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Ronks

Ronks ©
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with Refreshing Mountain and then admire the natural beauty at Longwood Gardens. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, relax in the rural setting at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally pick up some local products at The Village Farm Market.

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

You can drive from Hershey to Ronks in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Ronks are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Ronks

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, The Village Farm Market, Refreshing Mountain, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Old Windmill Farm ©
Old Windmill Farm
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Philadelphia is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, examine the collection at National Constitution Center, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia online travel planner.

Getting from Ronks to Philadelphia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ronks in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Philadelphia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harrah's Philadelphia
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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