9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mill Run
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Independence Hall and Independence National Historical Park are in your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia Zoo. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and explore and take pictures at Washington Square Park.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House and then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hershey route builder website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mill Run.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lancaster
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

1
night
Mill Run

Mill Run ©
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fallingwater, then don't miss a visit to Kentuck Knob, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mill Run road trip planning tool .

Drive from Hershey to Mill Run in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hershey in June: highs in Mill Run hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Mill Run

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle State Park
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Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally take in the history at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Gettysburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

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