5 days in Gettysburg & Hershey Itinerary

5 days in Gettysburg & Hershey Itinerary

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5 days in Gettysburg & Hershey Itinerary

Start: Gettysburg
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Gettysburg

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Abraham Lincoln Statue, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Gettysburg. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village and then get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort and then don't miss a visit to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hershey online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Hershey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Hershey sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Harrisburg, Knoebels Amusement Resort, Kitchen Kettle Village
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

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