5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally trek along Kelly Drive.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online tour planner .

Detroit to Philadelphia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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night
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 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take a pleasant ride with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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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 20th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park and then explore the activities along Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): explore the activities along Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, and then browse the fresh offerings at Kissel Hill Fruit Farm.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hershey trip planning site .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hershey are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Kitchen Kettle Village, Kissel Hill Fruit Farm, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area ©

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