8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  2 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:  5 h
End: Norfolk

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, thenget engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, thenponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Independence National Historical Park, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip tool.

Norfolk to Philadelphia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hershey tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Philadelphia to Hershey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Knoebels Amusement Resort
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Catoctin Mountain Park, stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park, and then examine the collection at Rupp House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Hershey to Gettysburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. August in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catoctin Mountain Park, Antietam National Battlefield
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Catoctin Mountain Park
Catoctin Mountain Park
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Rupp House ©
Rupp House

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