4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Train
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
2
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): hike along The Mill at Anselma, then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, and then wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, take a stroll around Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Drive, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally browse the different shops at King of Prussia Mall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia attractions site.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns, identify plant and animal life at The Falconry Experience, and then look for gifts at TOYS ON THE SQUARE.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 30°F in Hershey. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Hershey

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then look for gifts at Larrimor's, then admire the landmark architecture of Hartwood Acres Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh tour planner.

Getting from Hershey to Pittsburgh by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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.