3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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3 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus:  1​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: New York City

1
day
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 17th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker site .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also take a train; or drive. October in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

1
night
Gettysburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, then explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, then steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, and finally explore the galleries of Shriver House Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planning website .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Gettysburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum and then get in on the family fun at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hershey day trip app .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks, #Wineries, #Museums

Side Trips

National Civil War Museum, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
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