8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lancaster
— 3 nights
2
Gettysburg
— 4 nights

3
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cullari Vineyards and Winery and Wagner-Ritter House and Garden. Explore Lancaster's surroundings by going to Harrisburg (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex & National Civil War Museum), Troegs Brewing Company (in Hershey) and Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (in Manheim). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Amish Country, browse the exhibits of Asa Packer Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery.

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Washington DC to Lancaster is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Lancaster. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trips

Harrisburg, Hershey, Wagner-Ritter House and Garden, Asa Packer Mansion, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Highlights from your plan
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Cullari Vineyards and Winery ©
Cullari Vineyards and Winery

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rupp House and Virginia Memorial. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Diorama, awaken your taste buds at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, and contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Gettysburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rupp House ©
Rupp House
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours ©
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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