23 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

23 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip planner

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Hershey
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Lancaster
— 1 night
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Strasburg
— 1 night
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Mechanicsburg
— 1 day
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Lititz
— 3 nights
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Bird in Hand
— 1 night
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Kutztown
— 4 nights
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Intercourse
— 3 nights
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Harrisburg
— 2 nights
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Bedford
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Hershey

— 1 night

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
You've now added The Hershey Story Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Hershey Gardens, then Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns, and then examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hershey trip itinerary maker tool.

Mechanicsburg to Hershey is an approximately half hour car ride. July in Hershey sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Lancaster

— 1 night

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Landis Valley Museum, Historic Rock Ford, Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, then snap pictures at Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Rock Ford, and finally examine the collection at Landis Valley Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lancaster vacation planner.

Drive from Hershey to Lancaster in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes East Cavalry Battlefield, Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station and Gettysburg Heritage Center. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Heritage Center, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, and finally take in the history at East Cavalry Battlefield.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You've added Eastern State Penitentiary, Swann Fountain, Independence Seaport Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, stroll around Dilworth Park, admire the local landmark of Swann Fountain, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then get engrossed in the history at Independence Seaport Museum, and finally head outdoors with Delaware River Waterfront.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Gettysburg in July, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Strasburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Strasburg

— 1 night
Named after the first settlers' European home, Strasburg hasn't grown beyond its original population.
On the 20th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Amish Village, then experience rural life at Li'l Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm, and then experience rural life at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Strasburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Strasburg when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mechanicsburg.

Things to do in Strasburg

Museums

Side Trip

Mechanicsburg

— 1 day
Mechanicsburg is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, 8mi west of Harrisburg. To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mechanicsburg trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Strasburg to Mechanicsburg by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Mechanicsburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Lititz.

Things to do in Mechanicsburg

Fun & Games · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums

Lititz

— 3 nights
Lititz is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, six miles (approximately 10 km) north of the city of Lancaster. Your day by day itinerary now includes Erbs Covered Bridge. Kids will enjoy Root's Country Market & Auction and Kreider Farms. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, walk around Lititz Springs Park, see the interesting displays at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, and look for gifts at Candyology.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lititz travel route planner.

You can drive from Mechanicsburg to Lititz in an hour. In July in Lititz, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bird in Hand.

Things to do in Lititz

Shopping · Wineries · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bird in Hand

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Amish Experience. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pick up some local products at Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bird in Hand online vacation planner.

Bird in Hand is just a stone's throw from Lititz. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kutztown.

Things to do in Bird in Hand

Tours · Shopping

Kutztown

— 4 nights
Kutztown is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, southwest of Allentown and northeast of Reading. Crystal Cave has been added to your itinerary. When in Kutztown, make a side trip to see Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro, approximately Birdsboro away.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Kutztown trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bird in Hand to Kutztown in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Kutztown can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Intercourse.

Things to do in Kutztown

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Intercourse

— 3 nights
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. You've now added Amish Country to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), take a stroll through Amish Country.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Intercourse tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kutztown to Intercourse takes an hour. July in Intercourse sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Intercourse

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Harrisburg

— 2 nights
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Your day by day itinerary now includes City Island. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to City Island.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Harrisburg journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Intercourse to Harrisburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You'll set off for Bedford on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Harrisburg

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bedford

— 3 nights
Bedford is a borough and the county seat of Bedford County in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a spin around town with Bike Tours and then admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bedford vacation planner.

You can drive from Harrisburg to Bedford in 2 hours. Traveling from Harrisburg in August, Bedford is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bedford

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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.