7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  2​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
Drive:  5​h
End: Norfolk

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, meet the residents at Philadelphia Zoo, get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia visit planning tool .

Norfolk to Philadelphia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 7th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hershey road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Hershey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In August in Hershey, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kitchen Kettle Village, Dutch Wonderland
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village

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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 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, don't miss a visit to Devils Den, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planner .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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