9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Intercourse
— 1 night
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): traverse land and water with a duck tour, get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, then learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Larrimor's, then wander the streets of Strip District, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally stroll through Mount Washington.

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Washington to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in November, you will find days in Pittsburgh are little chillier (52°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 4 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.
Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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You can fly from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Intercourse.
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Intercourse — 1 night

Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, east of Lancaster on Pennsylvania Route 340. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, and finally visit Amish Country.

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You can drive from Philadelphia to Intercourse in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 34°F in Intercourse. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then look for gifts at Gettysburg Battlefield Books & Collectibles, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

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Drive from Intercourse to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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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