8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Bangor
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Lancaster
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bangor

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.
Gettysburg National Military Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Codorus State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Dickinson College. On the next day, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, stop by The Lion Potter of Gettysburg, and then admire the majestic nature at Greenbrier State Park.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg online itinerary planner .

Bangor to Gettysburg is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bangor in July, things will get a bit warmer in Gettysburg: highs are around 86°F and lows about 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dickinson College, Codorus State Park, Greenbrier State Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Greenbrier State Park ©
Greenbrier State Park

2
nights
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 Hershey's Chocolate World as well as Hersheypark. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Indian Echo Caverns, then learn the secrets of production at Hershey's Chocolate World, and then do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip builder website .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hershey, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trip

Indian Echo Caverns
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Hershey's Chocolate World ©
Hershey's Chocolate World
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, then experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lancaster Central Market, and finally go for a walk through Kitchen Kettle Village. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster online itinerary planner .

Getting from Hershey to Lancaster by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kitchen Kettle Village, Lapp Valley Farm, Bird in Hand Farmers Market
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

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