11 days in Washington DC, Hershey & Philadelphia Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC, Hershey & Philadelphia Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC, Hershey & Philadelphia Itinerary

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

4
days
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.
Visit Antietam National Battlefield and Washington National Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Dallas to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Washington DC to be slightly colder, temps between 86°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
days
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Escape the urban bustle at The Amish Farm and House and Lapp Valley Farm. Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. Take a break from Hershey with a short trip to Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center in Gettysburg, about 1h 15 min away. Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hershey trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Washington DC to Hershey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Hershey. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall. Escape the urban bustle at Philadelphia Zoo and Independence National Historical Park. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Pennsylvania Hospital, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and get your bearings at Masonic Temple.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip maker .

You can drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

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

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