8 days in Philadelphia, Hershey & Gettysburg Itinerary

8 days in Philadelphia, Hershey & Gettysburg Itinerary

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8 days in Philadelphia, Hershey & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Independence Hall and Eastern State Penitentiary will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Rodin Museum and Elfreth's Alley. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American Jewish History, and pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Philadelphia. In November, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Classes

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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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 21st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, then get in on the family fun at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, and then learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Rock Ford Plantation, then take an in-depth tour of Hans Herr House Museum, then examine the collection at Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction, and finally get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hershey tour planning website .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hershey, with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

#Museums, #Wineries, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lancaster, Hans Herr House Museum, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
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2
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Rupp House, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, and finally stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Caledonia State Park, examine the collection at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, and then do a tasting at Adams County Winery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orrtanna, Caledonia State Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery

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