8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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

2
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Valley Forge National Historical Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and finally contemplate the long history of City Hall. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Rittenhouse Square, engage your brain at Mutter Museum, then examine the collection at National Constitution Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia travel route planner .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Rittenhouse Square ©
Rittenhouse Square
City Hall ©
City Hall

3
days
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Victorian Photography Studio and Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planning tool .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trip

Adams County Winery
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Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Adams County Winery ©
Adams County Winery
Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum ©
Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum

3
days
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Take a break from Hershey with a short trip to The Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum, learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards & Winerys, explore the striking landscape at Indian Echo Caverns, and take a stroll through Amish Country.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip planner .

Getting from Gettysburg to Hershey by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Hershey sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hershey

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Harrisburg, D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, The Amish Farm and House, Indian Echo Caverns
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National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery ©
D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery
Cullari Vineyards and Winery ©
Cullari Vineyards and Winery

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