6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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6 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Head to Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Squarefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Fort Washington State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Churchville Nature Center (in Churchville), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Stroud Preserve (in West Chester). There's much more to do: try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, stroll through Love Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Independence National Historical Park, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia itinerary tool .

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Churchville Nature Center, Stroud Preserve
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Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House, see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then pick up some local products at Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market, then look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lancaster trip planner .

Take a train from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Lapp Valley Farm, Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market
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The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg online travel planner .

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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