5 days in Hershey, Gettysburg & Lancaster County Itinerary

5 days in Hershey, Gettysburg & Lancaster County Itinerary

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5 days in Hershey, Gettysburg & Lancaster County Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Bird in Hand
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
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Intercourse
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Newark

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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 6th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Hershey Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hershey route planning app .

Newark to Hershey is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July in Hershey, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Harrisburg Holocaust Monument
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story
Hershey Gardens ©
Hershey Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bird in Hand.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Bird in Hand

Bird in Hand ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House, then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, and then look for gifts at Log Cabin Quilt Shop & Fabrics.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bird in Hand trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Bird in Hand takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Bird in Hand are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Intercourse.

Things to do in Bird in Hand

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Lancaster
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Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Log Cabin Quilt Shop & Fabrics ©
Log Cabin Quilt Shop & Fabrics

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Intercourse

Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Intercourse route planner.

Intercourse is very close to Bird in Hand. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Intercourse

Nightlife Parks Classes

Side Trips

Lapp Valley Farm, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Lapp Valley Farm ©
Lapp Valley Farm

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