8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Dayton
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lancaster
— Few hours
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Dayton

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 Independence Hall and Powel House. Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Franklin Institute. Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, take an in-depth tour of National Constitution Center, and examine the collection at Please Touch Museum.

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Dayton to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
days
Hershey

Hershey
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, then see the interesting displays at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hershey trip builder site .

Drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Harrisburg
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Hersheypark
Hersheypark
The Hershey Story Museum ©
The Hershey Story Museum
National Civil War Museum
National Civil War Museum

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, then learn about all things military at Gettysburg Museum of History, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, and finally take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip planner .

Drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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1
day
Lancaster

Lancaster
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Turkey Hill Experience, then relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lancaster tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Lancaster are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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