12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Fly to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

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Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Independence Hall and Valley Forge National Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Head to Reading Terminal Market and Kimmel Center for the Performing Artsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Tabora Farm and Orchard (in Chalfont), Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square, and identify plant and animal life at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.

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Hyderabad, India to Philadelphia is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Hyderabad to Philadelphia, you'll gain 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Philadelphia is cooler than Hyderabad - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 3 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Let the collections at Ephrata Cloister and Lititz Historical Foundation capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kitchen Kettle Village and The Village Farm Market. Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Good's Store (in East Earl), Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville) and Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildwood Park and grab your bike and head to Turkey Hill Overlook Trail.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 3 nights
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 2nd (Thu), take in the history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at The Christmas Haus, steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

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Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.