8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Lancaster
— 3 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Lancaster

— 3 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.
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 flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rupp House and The Spirit of Gettysburg. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Victorian Carriage Company, contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern, and examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg day trip site.

Drive from Lancaster to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
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.