12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

12 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania sightseeing planner

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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive
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Danville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC to Philadelphia is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lancaster: Indian Echo Caverns (in Hummelstown) and Hershey (Hersheypark & The Hershey Story Museum). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, hunt for treasures at Root's Country Market & Auction, and steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lancaster trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Danville.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Danville

— 2 nights
Danville is a borough in and the county seat of Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States, along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. On the 22nd (Mon), go deep underground at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train and then find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Ricketts Glen State Park and then examine the collection at World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Danville route planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Danville in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Danville are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Danville

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Step out of Gettysburg to go to Newville and see Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Gettysburg National Military Park, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Danville to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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.