11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

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

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Independence Hall and Barnes Foundation. Bring the kids along to Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Franklin Institute. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia road trip app .

Dallas to Philadelphia is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Philadelphia. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Philadelphia to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

2
days
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then examine the collection at The Hershey Story.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hershey trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, The Amish Farm and House
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then learn about all things military at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally get engrossed in the history at Shriver House Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gettysburg trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Visit Tomb of the Unknowns and Arlington National Cemetery for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip website .

Drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Gettysburg in June, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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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