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Philadelphia — 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally visit Society Hill. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Lane Nature Center, trek along The Mill at Anselma, and then stroll through Valley Forge National Historical Park.

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New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kempton.
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Kempton — 1 night

Kempton is a census-designated place in Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Leaser Lake Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Trexler Nature Preserve.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Kempton in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kempton can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.