10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Valley Forge
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Exton
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Jacksonville

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Independence Mall and Rittenhouse Square. Get some cultural insight at Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Nemours Mansion & Gardens in Wilmington, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder site .

Jacksonville to Philadelphia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, expect Philadelphia to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Valley Forge.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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hours
Valley Forge

Valley Forge ©
On the 4th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Wharton Esherick Museum, then steep yourself in history at Pennypacker Mills, and then try your luck at Valley Forge Casino Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Valley Forge trip planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Valley Forge takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Valley Forge

#Historic Sites, #Casinos, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Valley Forge Casino, Pennypacker Mills, Wharton Esherick Museum
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Wharton Esherick Museum ©
Wharton Esherick Museum
Pennypacker Mills ©
Pennypacker Mills
Valley Forge Casino ©
Valley Forge Casino

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at National Watch and Clock Museum, steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, and then go for a walk through Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lancaster holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Valley Forge to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ephrata Cloister, National Watch and Clock Museum, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
National Watch and Clock Museum ©
National Watch and Clock Museum
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum, learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards & Winerys, and then take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hershey online holiday planner .

Drive from Lancaster to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. May in Hershey sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

#Museums, #Wineries

Side Trips

National Civil War Museum, Nissley Vineyards and Winery
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National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
Nissley Vineyards and Winery ©
Nissley Vineyards and Winery
Cullari Vineyards and Winery ©
Cullari Vineyards and Winery

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.
On the 7th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Adams County Winery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg tour planner.

Drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Exton.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Adams County Winery
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery
Rupp House ©
Rupp House

1
night
Exton

Exton ©
Exton is a census-designated place (CDP) in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, admire the masterpieces at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Exton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Exton takes 2 hours. In May in Exton, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Exton

#Classes, #Parks, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Chadds Ford, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Brandywine Battlefield ©
Brandywine Battlefield

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