5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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

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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 (Tue): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hershey vacation planner .

New York City to Hershey is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Hershey. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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nights
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.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, make a trip to Devils Den, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg tour website .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 9th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then take in the pleasant sights at Longwood Gardens. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Philadelphia, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Classes Parks

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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