60 days in New York City & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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New York City
— 18 nights
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East Stroudsburg
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Benton
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Gettysburg
— 7 nights
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Lancaster
— 6 nights
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Pittsburgh
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Philadelphia
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New York City — 18 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of New York City with an excursion to Coney Island in Brooklyn--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, wander the streets of Times Square, and make a trip to 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City online journey planner.

Doha, Qatar to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Doha to New York City. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Doha in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to East Stroudsburg.
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East Stroudsburg — 5 nights

Named after one of the area's prominent original settlers, East Stroudsburg is a lively college town located in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.
Explore East Stroudsburg's surroundings by going to Ort Farms (in Long Valley), Chester (Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill & Nathan Cooper Gristmill) and Little Brushwood Alpaca Farm (in Newton). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lakota Wolf Preserve, get engrossed in the history at Red Mill Museum Village, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Banter's Hard Cider, and experience rural life at Orchard View Lavender Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the East Stroudsburg trip tool.

Drive from New York City to East Stroudsburg in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in East Stroudsburg hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Benton.
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Benton — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Benton: Whistler's Mother Statue (in Ashland), Eagles Mere Auto Museum (in Laporte) and PPL Susquehanna Riverlands (in Berwick).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Benton road trip planning app.

You can drive from East Stroudsburg to Benton in 2 hours. In November in Benton, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gettysburg side-trips: Greencastle Golf Club (in Greencastle) and Carlisle (LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail & American Artisan Gallery). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, appreciate the history behind State of Pennsylvania Monument, trot along with a tour on horseback, and look for gifts at The Lion Potter of Gettysburg.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Benton to Gettysburg takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Roadside America (in Shartlesville), Koziar's Christmas Village (in Bernville) and Fighter's Heaven (in Orwigsburg). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, visit Amish Country, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, and get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster road trip planning website.

Drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Cucumber Falls (in Ohiopyle) and Greenhouse Winery (in Irwin). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, explore the different monuments and memorials at Allegheny Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Allegheny City Brewing.

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

Getting from Lancaster to Pittsburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 10 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Washington Crossing Historic Park (in Washington Crossing), Human Village Brewing Co (in Pitman) and Princeton University Art Museum (in Princeton). There's still lots to do: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia tour site.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in December, you will find days in Philadelphia are somewhat warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) 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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