10 days in Hershey & Lancaster Itinerary

10 days in Hershey & Lancaster Itinerary

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10 days in Hershey & Lancaster Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Hershey
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Lancaster
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Nashville

5
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hershey side-trips: Elysburg (Knoebels Carousel Museum & Knoebels Amusement Resort) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg Museum of History, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, & more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Hersheypark, get engrossed in the history at Hershey Derry Township Historical Society, examine the collection at The Hershey Story, and don't miss a visit to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hershey vacation builder tool .

Nashville to Hershey is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in August, expect nights in Hershey to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Elysburg, Harrisburg Holocaust Monument
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story

4
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum and Library, examine the collection at Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction, and grab your bike and head to Northwest Lancaster County River Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hershey to Lancaster in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kitchen Kettle Village, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Hagley Museum and Library, Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

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