5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia itinerary planner .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Classes

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

1
night
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 (Sun), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hershey online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Hershey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hershey are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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