11 days in Hershey & Lancaster Itinerary

11 days in Hershey & Lancaster Itinerary

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11 days in Hershey & Lancaster Itinerary

Start: Hershey
1
Hershey
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Hershey

7
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Asa Packer Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Devils Den. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hershey: Ricketts Glen State Park (in Benton), Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more) and D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery (in Pottsville). Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Old Jail Museum, do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, don't miss a visit to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hershey. In July in Hershey, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Jim Thorpe, Orrtanna, D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery
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3
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pick up some local products at The Village Farm Market, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, examine the collection at Brandywine River Museum of Art, then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Christiane David Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster route planner.

You can drive from Hershey to Lancaster in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Brandywine River Museum of Art, The Village Farm Market, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

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