7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Philadelphia is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online journey planner.

Atlanta to Philadelphia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Atlanta in June since evenings lows in Philadelphia dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Lancaster

— 2 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 9th (Tue), look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village and then get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. On your second day here, experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, and finally find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lancaster online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Philadelphia to Lancaster by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Shriver House Museum, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planner.

Drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.