38 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

38 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

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Lancaster

— 37 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Bring the kids along to Dutch Wonderland and Landis Valley Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lancaster: Adamstown (Stoudtburg Village, Mad Hatter Antique Mall, &more), Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (in Manheim) and Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Mon) at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, engage your brain at The Lancaster Science Factory, stroll around Long's Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Northwest Lancaster County River Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip maker website.

New York City to Lancaster is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to 66°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lancaster County travel guide

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Theaters · Gift & Specialty Shops · Theme Parks
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.