7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 1 day
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Lancaster
— 1 night
3
Hershey
— 2 nights
4
Gettysburg
— 1 night
5
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Franklin Print Shop, admire the masterpieces at Second Bank of the United States, then get a sense of history and politics at Old City Hall, and finally examine the collection at 18th Century Garden of the Independence National Historic Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia road trip tool.

Newark to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. March in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites
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Old City Hall ©
Old City Hall
Second Bank of the United States ©
Second Bank of the United States

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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 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Historic St. Mary's Catholic Church, get engrossed in the history at Historic Rock Ford, then take an in-depth tour of Hans Herr House Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Christiane David Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster road trip app.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Hans Herr House Museum
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Historic Rock Ford ©
Historic Rock Ford
Hans Herr House Museum ©
Hans Herr House Museum
Historic St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
Historic St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 20th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Patrick, then stop by Midtown Scholar Bookstore, then contemplate the long history of York County History Center, and finally do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, then do a tasting at Nissley Vineyards and Winery, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hershey trip site.

Drive from Lancaster to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Harrisburg, Nissley Vineyards and Winery, York County History Center
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Pennsylvania National Fire Museum ©
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum
York County History Center ©
York County History Center
Cathedral of Saint Patrick ©
Cathedral of Saint Patrick

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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 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Rupp House, don't miss a visit to Evergreen Cemetery, then take in the history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, and finally see the interesting displays at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum
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Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery
Rupp House ©
Rupp House
Mister Ed's Elephant Museum ©
Mister Ed's Elephant Museum

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Frick Art and Historical Center, take an in-depth tour of Rivers of Steel, then see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Heinz Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Carnegie Museum of Art and then see the interesting displays at Bayernhof Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rivers of Steel, Bayernhof Museum
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The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Bayernhof Museum ©
Bayernhof Museum
Heinz Memorial Chapel ©
Heinz Memorial Chapel

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