7 days in Gettysburg & Hershey Itinerary

7 days in Gettysburg & Hershey Itinerary

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7 days in Gettysburg & Hershey Itinerary

Start: Gettysburg
1
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Gettysburg

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Shriver House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, look for gifts at Gettysburg Battlefield Books & Collectibles, and explore the galleries of Jennie Wade House.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Gettysburg. In June, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield
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3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, then take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Christiane David Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hershey attractions planner .

Drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hershey are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lancaster, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kitchen Kettle Village, National Civil War Museum
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Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
The Hershey Story ©
The Hershey Story

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