7 days in West Chester & Gettysburg Itinerary

7 days in West Chester & Gettysburg Itinerary

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7 days in West Chester & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: West Chester
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West Chester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: West Chester

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West Chester

West Chester ©
West Chester is a borough and the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania in the U.S. You've now added American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting West Chester side-trips: Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse), Harrah's Philadelphia (in Chester) and Knoebels Amusement Resort (in Elysburg). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, don't miss a visit to Sandy Hollow, and get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the West Chester online day trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to West Chester. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in West Chester

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lancaster, Harrah's Philadelphia, Knoebels Amusement Resort, Kitchen Kettle Village, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia

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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 (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Abraham Lincoln Statue. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Chester to Gettysburg in 2 hours. August in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Ghost & Vampire Tours