8 days in Pennsylvania & Falling Waters Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania & Falling Waters Itinerary

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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Falling Waters
— 1 day
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Hershey
— 3 nights
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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 28th (Mon), take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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Saint Louis to Gettysburg is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Gettysburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, expect Gettysburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Falling Waters.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Falling Waters

— 1 day
Falling Waters is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Potomac River in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Falling Waters in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Falling Waters are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hershey.

Things to do in Falling Waters

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Hershey

— 3 nights

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Bring the kids along to Hersheypark and Hershey Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum, stop by TOYS ON THE SQUARE, Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.

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Traveling by car from Falling Waters to Hershey takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hershey are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 2 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 4th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Amish Village, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and then make a trip to The Old Candle Barn.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster vacation maker website.

You can drive from Hershey to Lancaster in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.