8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania trip itinerary planner
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Strasburg
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Lancaster
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Gettysburg
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Strasburg — 2 nights

Named after the first settlers' European home, Strasburg hasn't grown beyond its original population.
On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, don't miss a visit to The Old Candle Barn, then explore the wide array of goods at Good's Store, and finally admire the engineering at Conowingo Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then stop by Amish Country, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Bird in Hand Farmers Market.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasburg online visit planner.

Newark to Strasburg is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Newark in November since evenings lows in Strasburg dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Lancaster.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics, examine the collection at Roadside America, then get in on the family fun at Koziar's Christmas Village, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Spooky Nook Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at The Lancaster Science Factory, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then wander the streets of The Neighborhoods of Old Town Lanscaster.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lancaster trip itinerary maker.

Lancaster is just a short distance from Strasburg. In November, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Gettysburg.
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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.
Attractions like Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf and Walking tours make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gibson's Photographic Gallery and Rupp House. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, appreciate the history behind State of Pennsylvania Monument, and witness the site of a historic battle at East Cavalry Battlefield.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. November in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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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.
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