11 days in Harrisburg, Hershey & Philadelphia Itinerary

11 days in Harrisburg, Hershey & Philadelphia Itinerary

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11 days in Harrisburg, Hershey & Philadelphia Itinerary

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

4
nights
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Change things up with these side-trips from Harrisburg: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Eisenhower National Historic Site, & more) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex and get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Harrisburg itinerary builder site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Harrisburg. In March, daytime highs in Harrisburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Antietam National Battlefield
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3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hershey trip planner .

Hershey is just a stone's throw from Harrisburg. In March in Hershey, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 30°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Knoebels Amusement Resort, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum and then appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online trip builder .

You can drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

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

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