8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly:  7​h
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Bushkill
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hershey
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Phoenix

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visiting Valley Forge National Historical Park and Schuylkill River Trail will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Independence Hall and Barnes Foundation. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia road trip planning website .

Phoenix to Philadelphia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to Philadelphia, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in June, plan for much colder days in Philadelphia, with highs around 84°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Bushkill.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

few
hours
Bushkill

Bushkill ©
Bushkill is an unincorporated community in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States.Portions of Bushkill were seized by the United States government during the controversial Tocks Island Dam project and are now part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bushkill trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Bushkill takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, things will get little chillier in Bushkill: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Bushkill

#Nature, #Parks
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Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Gettysburg journey website .

Traveling by car from Bushkill to Gettysburg takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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2
days
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. On the next day, experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, then go for a walk through Kitchen Kettle Village, and then experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hershey trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Amish Farm and House, Lapp Valley Farm
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Lapp Valley Farm ©
Lapp Valley Farm

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