58 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

58 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

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Paradise
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Intercourse
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Lancaster
— 7 nights
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Ronks
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Manheim
— 15 nights
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Bird in Hand
— 7 nights
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Reinholds
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Marietta
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Lititz
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Strasburg
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Ephrata
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Paradise

Paradise is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States with a zip code of 17562. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get outside with Brandywine polo, then do a tasting at Va La Vineyards, and then walk around Wolf's Hollow County Park. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Verdant View Farm and then stop by National Christmas Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise online trip builder.

New York City to Paradise is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Paradise. You'll set off for Intercourse on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Paradise

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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Intercourse

Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn about all things military at American Military Edged Weaponry Museum, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, then make a trip to The Old Candle Barn, and finally make a trip to Leaman's Place Covered Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at September Farm Cheese, then explore the wide array of goods at Good's Store, then experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, and finally wander the streets of Amish Country.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Intercourse trip itinerary tool.

Intercourse is just a stone's throw from Paradise. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lancaster.

Things to do in Intercourse

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Lancaster

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Step out of Lancaster to go to Bel Air and see Ma and Pa Trail, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, make a trip to Annex 24 Gallery, hunt for treasures at Lancaster Central Market, and get engrossed in the history at Historic Rock Ford.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lancaster trip planner.

Lancaster is just a stone's throw from Intercourse. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ronks.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Ronks

The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Li'l Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then experience rural life at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf. On the next day, stop by Dutch Haven, revel in the low prices at Aimee and Daria's Doll Outlet, then relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm, and finally experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ronks trip itinerary planning website.

Ronks is just a stone's throw from Lancaster. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manheim.

Things to do in Ronks

Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums

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Manheim

Manheim is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manheim: Hershey (Cullari Vineyards and Winery, Crossroads Antique Mall, &more), Elysburg (Knoebels Carousel Museum, Knoebels Amusement Resort, &more) and Hummelstown (Challenge Family Fun Center & Cassel Vineyards of Hershey). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, relax in the rural setting at Myers Strawberry Farm, browse the eclectic array of goods at Root's Country Market & Auction, and don't miss a visit to Cornwall Iron Furnace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manheim holiday maker site.

Manheim is very close to Ronks. In October, daily temperatures in Manheim can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Bird in Hand.

Things to do in Manheim

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Bird in Hand

Bird in Hand is known for shopping, nightlife, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, pick up some local products at Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market, take in the views from Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge, and look for gifts at Bird in Hand Bake Shop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bird in Hand trip planner.

Bird in Hand is very close to Manheim. In October, daytime highs in Bird in Hand are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will leave for Reinholds on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Bird in Hand

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Reinholds

Reinholds is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within West Cocalico Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy (in Tamaqua), Cabela's (in Hamburg) and Pottsville (Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum & D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, trek along The Mill at Anselma, see the interesting displays at Roadside America, and explore the activities along Sweet Arrow Lake County Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reinholds tour builder.

You can drive from Bird in Hand to Reinholds in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Reinholds are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Marietta.

Things to do in Reinholds

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Marietta

Marietta is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Marietta side-trips: McCormick Park (in Mechanicsburg), Gifford Pinchot State Park (in Lewisberry) and Hershey (Hershey Gardens, Hershey's Chocolate World, &more). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Conewago Recreation Trail, walk around Chickies Rock Park, make a trip to Haines Shoe House, and get engrossed in the history at National Watch and Clock Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marietta trip builder app.

Drive from Reinholds to Marietta in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lititz.

Things to do in Marietta

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Lititz

Lititz is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, six miles (approximately 10 km) north of the city of Lancaster. Explore Lititz's surroundings by going to Iup Indiana pa (in Indiana), Tee to Green Golf Center (in Danville) and Bloom Bounce (in Bloomsburg). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Andy Smith, Artist, take in the architecture and design of Linden Hall, take in the views from Keller's Mill Covered Bridge, and walk around Lititz Springs Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lititz travel itinerary planner.

Lititz is just a short distance from Marietta. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Strasburg.

Things to do in Lititz

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Strasburg

Named after the first settlers' European home, Strasburg hasn't grown beyond its original population.
Explore Strasburg's surroundings by going to Havre de Grace Promenade (in Havre de Grace), Rocks State Park (in Jarrettsville) and Maryland House Travel Plaza (in Aberdeen). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, contemplate the long history of Ladew Topiary Gardens, do a tasting at Allegro Winery Strasburg, and don't miss a visit to Robert Fulton Birthplace.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strasburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Strasburg is just a short distance from Lititz. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ephrata.

Things to do in Strasburg

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ephrata

Ephrata is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, south east of Harrisburg and about west by north of Philadelphia. On the 20th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at The Green Dragon Farmer's Market, then trek along Perkiomen Trail, and then sample the fine beverages at Bluebird Distilling. On your second day here, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mother Tucker's Antiques and Collectibles, shop like a local with The Village Farm Market, appreciate the history behind Winters Leadership Memorial at Veterans' Plaza, then steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, then look for gifts at Weaver Nut Sweets & Snacks, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co..

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ephrata trip itinerary builder website.

Ephrata is just a short distance from Strasburg. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ephrata

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Lancaster County travel guide

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Theaters · Gift & Specialty Shops · Theme Parks
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.