6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 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
— 3 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.
On the 30th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hershey online tour planner .

New York City to Hershey is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hershey are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Round Top. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, and finally take in the history at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg road trip site .

Getting from Hershey to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Independence Hall and Independence National Historical Park for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Valley Forge to see Valley Forge National Historical Park about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Philadelphia, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Elfreth's Alley ©
Elfreth's Alley

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