6 days in Intercourse & Chester County's Brandywine Valley Itinerary

6 days in Intercourse & Chester County's Brandywine Valley Itinerary

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6 days in Intercourse & Chester County's Brandywine Valley Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  2​h 30​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
West Chester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Washington DC


Intercourse ©
Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. Kitchen Kettle Village has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at The Green Dragon Farmer's Market, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally examine the collection at The Quilt Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Amish Village, then examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, then make a trip to The Old Candle Barn, and finally explore and take pictures at Lapp Valley Farm.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Intercourse trip planner .

Washington DC to Intercourse is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Intercourse at 82°F and lows at 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to West Chester.

Things to do in Intercourse

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Strasburg, Ephrata, Wolf Sanctuary of PA, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Lapp Valley Farm
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

West Chester

West Chester ©
West Chester is a borough and the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chester County Historical Society and Downtown West Chester. Shop till you drop at The Mushroom Cap and Phoenixville Farmers Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Chester: Elverson (Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site & French Creek State Park) and September Farm Cheese (in Honey Brook). There's still lots to do: learn and have fun at Longwood Gardens, explore the world behind art at Wharton Esherick Museum, take an in-depth tour of Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site, and stroll through The Struble Trail.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the West Chester day trip site .

Washington DC to West Chester is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Chester

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Historic Sugartown, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, September Farm Cheese, The Struble Trail, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Chester County Historical Society ©
Chester County Historical Society