8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Norfolk

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Betsy Ross House as well as Reading Terminal Market. Attractions like Philadelphia Museum of Art and Longwood Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at Independence Hall and Valley Forge National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, hike along Kelly Drive, and see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia tour planner .

Norfolk to Philadelphia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

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 21st (Wed), find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. On the next day, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, and finally relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, The Amish Farm and House, Lapp Valley Farm, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devils Den.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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