7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Elysburg
— 1 night

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Family-friendly places like Independence Hall and Eastern State Penitentiary will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a stroll through Society Hill, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and stroll around Love Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia itinerary planner.

New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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Independence Hall
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Fountain
Longwood Gardens
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Lancaster

Lancaster ©

Red Rose City

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 12th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland, experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, and then take a pleasant ride with Refreshing Mountain.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lancaster sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Lancaster in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, Lancaster is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

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Old Windmill Farm
4.7
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Theme Park
Hersheypark
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Horseback Riding Tour
Refreshing Mountain
4.9

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Elysburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Elysburg

Elysburg ©
Elysburg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at The Bloomsburg Children's Museum and then get in on the family fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

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Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Elysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Elysburg are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Elysburg

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Children’s Museum
The Bloomsburg Children's Museum
4.7

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