6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Gettysburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg online itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Gettysburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gettysburg, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

1
night
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 15th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hershey route planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Hershey by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Hershey sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Zoo. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online trip builder .

Drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo

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