11 days in Philadelphia, Hershey & Washington DC Itinerary

11 days in Philadelphia, Hershey & Washington DC Itinerary

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11 days in Philadelphia, Hershey & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Powel House and then appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then stroll through Philadelphia Zoo, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally stroll through Schuylkill River Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary site .

Dallas to Philadelphia is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Philadelphia is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in June, things will get slightly colder in Philadelphia: highs are around 84°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides for their historical value. Get outdoors at The Amish Farm and House and Lapp Valley Farm. Go for a jaunt from Hershey to Ephrata to see Ephrata Cloister about 46 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hershey trip builder tool .

Getting from Philadelphia to Hershey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Ephrata Cloister, The Amish Farm and House, Lapp Valley Farm
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Take a break from the city and head to National Zoological Park and Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tomb of the Unknowns and National Mall. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC journey website .

You can drive from Hershey to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hershey in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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