15 days in New York City & Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in New York City & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, stop by Times Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

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Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Step out of Philadelphia with an excursion to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, and steep yourself in history at Independence Hall.

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Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Gettysburg — 2 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 21st (Sun), awaken your taste buds at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours and then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History. Keep things going the next day: walk around Gettysburg National Military Park and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lancaster.
Tours · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Lancaster — 3 nights

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 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, and then experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Myers Strawberry Farm, then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then experience rural life at Smucker's Gourd Farm.

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Drive from Gettysburg to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Lancaster are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.