7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Green Lane Nature Center (in Green Lane). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, take a peaceful walk through Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and trek along Kelly Drive.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary tool .

Charlotte to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Green Lane Nature Center, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the activities along Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, and finally learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at The Winery at Hunters Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Hershey trip builder site .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wolf Sanctuary of PA, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Ephrata Cloister, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, The Winery at Hunters Valley
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip planner .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

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