4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Boston

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia vacation site .

Boston to Philadelphia is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
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 7th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, Lancaster is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Parks Classes

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Hersheypark, Longwood Gardens
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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