6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Family-friendly places like Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Zoo will thrill your kids. Step out of Philadelphia to go to Langhorne and see Sesame Place, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, engage your brain at The Franklin Institute, and explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online tour itinerary planner .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Parks

Side Trips

Sesame Place, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
The Franklin Institute ©
The Franklin Institute

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, and finally stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Gettysburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

few
hours
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 14th (Sat): cool off at Hersheypark.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Gettysburg to Hershey by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Hershey, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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