7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  4 h
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
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: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, and get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Atlanta to Philadelphia is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from Atlanta in June, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Harrah's Philadelphia
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

2
nights
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 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village and then get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, and finally get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster vacation builder tool.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, Lapp Valley Farm, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Hersheypark
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride 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.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip maker tool.

Drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. June in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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