20 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

20 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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20 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  16​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Erie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lancaster
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Philadelphia
— 6 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Pittsburgh to Mill Run to see Fallingwater about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at PNC Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh itinerary builder app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Pittsburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sao Paulo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Pittsburgh: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Erie.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, Fallingwater
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

3
nights
Erie

Erie ©
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Venture out of the city with trips to St John's Episcopal Church (in Franklin), Oil City (Oil City Library & Oil Creek State Park) and Chapman State Park (in Clarendon). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Simpler Times Museum.

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

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Erie in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Pittsburgh in April, expect Erie to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Erie

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Oil City, Simpler Times Museum, St John's Episcopal Church, Chapman State Park
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Presque Isle State Park ©
Presque Isle State Park
St John's Episcopal Church ©
St John's Episcopal Church
Simpler Times Museum ©
Simpler Times Museum

2
nights
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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, fun & games, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Erie to Gettysburg by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Erie in April: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

3
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
When in Lancaster, make a side trip to see Hersheypark in Hershey, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum, explore and take pictures at Myers Strawberry Farm, and make a trip to Andy Smith, Artist.

For reviews and tourist information, read Lancaster holiday builder tool .

Getting from Gettysburg to Lancaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lititz, Hersheypark, Myers Strawberry Farm, Ephrata Cloister, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Landis Valley Museum ©
Landis Valley Museum
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister

6
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip site .

Traveling by train from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

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