17 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

17 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Lititz
— 2 nights
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Hershey
— 2 nights
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Hummelstown
— 2 nights
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Halifax
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Head to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens and Historic Smithvillefor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Fifer Orchards - Farm, Country Store and CSA. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Atlantic City Boardwalk (in Atlantic City) and Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary builder site.

Norfolk to Philadelphia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Norfolk in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Philadelphia, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lititz.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Lititz

Lititz is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, six miles (approximately 10 km) north of the city of Lancaster. On the 19th (Thu), explore the activities along Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, explore the galleries of Ephrata Cloister, then stop by Riehl's Quilts and Crafts, and finally look for gifts at Hayloft Candles.

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Drive from Philadelphia to Lititz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Lititz, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Lititz

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Hershey

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hersheypark, Memorial Lake State Park and Troegs Brewing Company. On the 20th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum, then walk around Memorial Lake State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Troegs Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hershey travel planning website.

You can drive from Lititz to Hershey in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Hershey are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Hummelstown.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Hummelstown

Hummelstown is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. Indian Echo Caverns has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Cassel Vineyards of Hershey, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Conewago Recreation Trail, then make a trip to Haines Shoe House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hummelstown journey builder site.

Hummelstown is very close to Hershey. April in Hummelstown sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Hummelstown

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

2
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Halifax

Halifax is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Little Buffalo State Park, steep yourself in history at Dickinson College, and then stop by Georgie Lou's Retro Candy. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at T&D's Cats of the World, then do a tasting at Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyard, and then do a tasting at Armstrong Valley Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Halifax trip planner.

You can drive from Hummelstown to Halifax in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.
Shop till you drop at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum and Brown's Orchards and Farm Market. Get in touch with nature at Caledonia State Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Appalachian National Scenic Trail (in Harpers Ferry) and Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Adams County Winery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and join in the after-dark buzz at Jack's Hard Cider.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip planner.

You can drive from Halifax to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · 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.