13 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

13 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Hershey
— 2 nights
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Centre Hall
— 1 night
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Wellsboro
— 2 nights
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Benton
— 2 nights
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Bushkill
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Hershey — 2 nights

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Indian Echo Caverns. Kids will enjoy Hersheypark and The Falconry Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Haines Shoe House (in Hellam), Lake Tobias Wildlife Park (in Halifax) and Old Windmill Farm (in Ronks). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House.

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Chicago to Hershey is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Hershey due to the time zone difference. August in Hershey sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Centre Hall.
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Centre Hall — 1 night

Centre Hall is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, get in on the family fun at Grange Fairgrounds, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jacks Mountain.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Centre Hall trip planner.

Drive from Hershey to Centre Hall in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hershey in August: high temperatures in Centre Hall hover around 78°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wellsboro.
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Wellsboro — 2 nights

Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, 52mi northwest of Williamsport. On the 17th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Leonard Harrison State Park and then stroll through Pine Creek Rail Trail. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Colton Point State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Springs State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ole Bull State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wellsboro online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Centre Hall to Wellsboro takes 2 hours. August in Wellsboro sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Benton.
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Benton — 2 nights

On the 19th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Worlds End State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Artisan Alpacas, and then admire the sheer force of Ricketts Glen State Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at PPL Susquehanna Riverlands, find something for the whole family at Knoebels Amusement Resort, and then hike along Hess Field / Robbins Trail Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Benton trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Wellsboro to Benton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Benton, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Bushkill.
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Bushkill — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, then trek along Pocono Environmental Education Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dingmans Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bushkill holiday planner.

You can drive from Benton to Bushkill in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Bushkill sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Independence Hall and Eastern State Penitentiary make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Independence National Historical Park and Captain Ron's Diving. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the landscape on two wheels at Cynwyd Heritage Trail, trek along The Rail Park, and stroll through Schuylkill River Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia journey maker tool.

You can drive from Bushkill to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bushkill in August since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.
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