10 days in Hershey, Lancaster & Philadelphia Itinerary

10 days in Hershey, Lancaster & Philadelphia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

10 days in Hershey, Lancaster & Philadelphia Itinerary

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Hershey
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Lancaster
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
days
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Civil War Museum and The Amish Farm and House. Get a sense of the local culture at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Eisenhower National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hershey: Gettysburg (Victorian Photography Studio & Gettysburg National Military Park) and Wilbur Chocolate Co. (in Lititz). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Indian Echo Caverns, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, and see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hershey vacation site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Hershey is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Juan in July, Hershey is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Indian Echo Caverns, The Amish Farm and House, National Civil War Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns

2
days
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 29th (Sun), examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, and finally see the interesting displays at Wilbur Chocolate Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, then look for gifts at The Old Country Store, then see the interesting displays at National Christmas Center, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Hershey to Lancaster in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. July in Lancaster sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Ronks, Choo Choo Barn, Lapp Valley Farm, Wilbur Chocolate Co., The Old Country Store
Highlights from your plan
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Wilbur Chocolate Co. ©
Wilbur Chocolate Co.

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Family-friendly places like Philadelphia Museum of Art and National Constitution Center will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, shop like a local with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip maker site .

Take a train from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Similar Plans

11 days in Philadelphia BY A USER FROM LEBANON March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in New York City, Philadelphia & Washington DC BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Gettysburg, Philadelphia & Atlantic City BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in New York City, Washington DC & Miami BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, culture, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Boston, New York City & Philadelphia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM HUNGARY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM KUWAIT June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans