11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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11 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Kingsport
Drive:  8​h
1
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Benton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bushkill
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Kingsport

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg tour itinerary tool .

Kingsport to Gettysburg is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

2
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 28th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): meet the residents at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Indian Echo Caverns, then pause for some photo ops at Dauphin Narrows Statue of Liberty, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hershey trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Hershey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Benton.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dauphin Narrows Statue of Liberty, Indian Echo Caverns, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

1
night
Benton

Benton ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at 1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider, then look for gifts at Incredible Popcorn, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ricketts Glen State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Benton online travel route planner .

You can drive from Hershey to Benton in 2 hours. Traveling from Hershey in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Benton. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Bushkill.

Things to do in Benton

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Incredible Popcorn, 1,000 Steps at Jacks Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Incredible Popcorn ©
Incredible Popcorn
Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider ©
Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Dingmans Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Bushkill Falls, then look for gifts at The Christmas Factory, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pocono Snake and Animal Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bushkill day trip planning app .

Getting from Benton to Bushkill by car takes about 2 hours. June in Bushkill sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Bushkill

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marshalls Creek, Dingmans Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Dingmans Falls ©
Dingmans Falls

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, then trek along Kelly Drive, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then explore and take pictures at Independence National Historical Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Bushkill to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bushkill in July since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

2
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, then experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Village Greens Miniature Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancaster vacation site .

Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lancaster, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Kitchen Kettle Village, Village Greens Miniature Golf
Highlights from your plan
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Lancaster to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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