5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shohola
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Harrisburg
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Frederick
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
4
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Shohola

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hours
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex as well as The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex and then get engrossed in the history at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Harrisburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Shohola to Harrisburg is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shohola in September: high temperatures in Harrisburg hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums
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The State Museum of Pennsylvania ©
The State Museum of Pennsylvania

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.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lancaster itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Harrisburg to Lancaster takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Lancaster sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Frederick.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

1
day
Frederick

Frederick ©
Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes as well as Historic Downtown Frederick. On the 20th (Fri), appreciate the history behind National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Downtown Frederick.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Frederick trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Frederick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Frederick sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Frederick

Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes
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Historic Downtown Frederick ©
Historic Downtown Frederick
National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes ©
National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
You've now added George Washington's Mount Vernon to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip planning app .

You can drive from Frederick to Arlington in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of train and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arlington when traveling from Frederick in September, with lows around 65°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

George Washington's Mount Vernon
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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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