6 days in Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania & New York City Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
Hershey
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lancaster
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Atlanta

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day
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wolf Sanctuary of PA as well as The Hershey Story Museum. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, then see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards & Winerys.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey day trip planning app .

Atlanta to Hershey is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in April; daily highs in Hershey reach 63°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wolf Sanctuary of PA
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Wolf Sanctuary of PA ©
Wolf Sanctuary of PA
Cullari Vineyards & Winerys ©
Cullari Vineyards & Winerys
The Hershey Story Museum ©
The Hershey Story Museum

few
hours
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.
You've now added Gettysburg National Military Park to your itinerary.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gettysburg online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

2
days
Lancaster

Lancaster
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 8th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Kitchen Kettle Village, then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkey Hill Experience.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lancaster trip planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Lancaster by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Turkey Hill Experience
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Dutch Wonderland
Dutch Wonderland
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then get curious at The Franklin Institute.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia route maker .

You can take a train from Lancaster to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Childrens Museums
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The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City holiday planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in New York City sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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