9 days in Cooperstown & Hershey Itinerary

9 days in Cooperstown & Hershey Itinerary

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9 days in Cooperstown & Hershey Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  7​h
1
Cooperstown
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cooperstown: Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil), Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum) and Norwich (Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe & Northeast Classic Car Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, explore and take pictures at Ingalls Blueberry Hill, learn about winemaking at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, and explore the galleries of The Farmers' Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cooperstown trip itinerary planning tool .

Washington DC to Cooperstown is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Cooperstown to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Norwich, Hyde Park, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Ingalls Blueberry Hill, Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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4
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hershey: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more), Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, make a trip to Harrisburg Holocaust Monument, and do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards and Winery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hershey trip builder app .

Getting from Cooperstown to Hershey by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Hershey is somewhat warmer than Cooperstown - with highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Parks Classes

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Kitchen Kettle Village, Longwood Gardens, Harrisburg Holocaust Monument
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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