4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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4 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 19th (Thu), get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, then buy something for everyone on your list at King of Prussia Mall, then explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and finally take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally do a tasting at Crossing Vineyards and Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Philadelphia. In December, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Brandywine River Museum of Art, King of Prussia Mall
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King of Prussia Mall ©
King of Prussia Mall
Crossing Vineyards and Winery ©
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art

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nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 21st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, hunt for treasures at Lancaster Central Market, then look for gifts at The Old Country Store, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex, wander the streets of Amish Country, and then get in on the family fun at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Hershey trip planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Hershey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, Hershey is slightly colder at night with lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Amish Country, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Lancaster Central Market, The Old Country Store, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
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