5 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

5 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

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5 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Bird in Hand
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Lancaster Central Market, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, then see the interesting displays at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bootleg Antiques, get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, then browse the different shops at Tanger Outlets Lancaster, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Christiane David Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster online day trip planner .

Philadelphia to Lancaster is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bird in Hand.

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lititz, Bootleg Antiques
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Lancaster Central Market ©
Lancaster Central Market
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Kissel Hill Fruit Farm ©
Kissel Hill Fruit Farm

3
nights
Bird in Hand

Bird in Hand ©
On the 1st (Mon), browse the fresh offerings at Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market, then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and then go for a walk through Longwood Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bird in Hand trip builder app .

Bird in Hand is just a stone's throw from Lancaster. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bird in Hand

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lapp Valley Farm, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kitchen Kettle Village, Longwood Gardens
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister

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