7 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

7 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lancaster County visit planner
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Bird in Hand
— 5 nights
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Blue Ball
— 1 night
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Ephrata
— 2 nights
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Adamstown
— 1 night
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Bird in Hand — 5 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Bird in Hand Bake Shop as well as Hunsecker Mill Covered Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Rock Ford and Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nissley Vineyards and Winery and Hans Herr House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bird in Hand side-trips: Waltz Vineyards (in Manheim) and Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bird in Hand online trip builder.

Washington DC to Bird in Hand is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in September, Bird in Hand is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blue Ball.
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Blue Ball — 1 night

Blue Ball is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania near 40°N 76°W. Blue Ball lies approximately 2 miles east-northeast of the town of New Holland, Pennsylvania at the intersection of US 322 and PA Route 23. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Black Walnut Winery and then relax in the rural setting at September Farm Cheese.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Blue Ball road trip planning app.

Blue Ball is very close to Bird in Hand. September in Blue Ball sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ephrata.
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Ephrata — 2 nights

Ephrata is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, south east of Harrisburg and about west by north of Philadelphia. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Green Dragon Farmer's Market. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hunt for treasures at The Green Dragon Farmer's Market and then explore the striking landscape of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): browse the range of quality goods at Good's Store, examine the collection at Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ephrata online trip maker.

Ephrata is very close to Blue Ball. In September in Ephrata, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adamstown.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Adamstown — 1 night

Adamstown is a borough in Lancaster County which has grown into Berks County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Adamstown itinerary builder website.

Adamstown is just a stone's throw from Ephrata. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Wed).
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Lancaster County travel guide

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.
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