5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

New York City
Drive:  3​h
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
New York City

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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 13th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hershey trip itinerary maker app .

New York City to Hershey is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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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 14th (Mon), 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 take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, contemplate the long history of Powel House, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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