8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Aberdeen

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Independence Hall and Eastern State Penitentiary. Popular historic sites such as Christ Church and Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul are in your itinerary. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the galleries of National Museum of American Jewish History, take in the exciting artwork at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Aberdeen to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Museum of the American Revolution ©
Museum of the American Revolution

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Indian Echo Caverns, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Hunters Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hershey trip planner .

Drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Hershey are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

The Winery at Hunters Valley, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, The Amish Farm and House, National Civil War Museum, Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
National Civil War Museum ©
National Civil War Museum
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shriver House Museum and Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eisenhower National Historic Site and Gettysburg Diorama. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, do a tasting at Adams County Winery, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg holiday tool .

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Adams County Winery, Jack's Hard Cider
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Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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