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
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Valley Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
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 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, find something for the whole family at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, and then learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hershey trip planner .

New York City to Hershey is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get slightly colder in Hershey: highs are around 41°F and lows about 24°F. You'll set off for Gettysburg on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Hershey

#Wineries, #Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, and then explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Valley Forge.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site

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Valley Forge

Valley Forge ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington Memorial Chapel, and then steep yourself in history at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valley Forge trip site .

Drive from Gettysburg to Valley Forge in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Valley Forge are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Valley Forge

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Chanticleer
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Independence Hall, wander the streets of Society Hill, steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip app .

You can drive from Valley Forge to Philadelphia in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center

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