9 days in Washington DC, Hershey & Pittsburgh Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC, Hershey & Pittsburgh Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC, Hershey & Pittsburgh Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hershey
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC visit planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

4
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse), Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market (in Bird in Hand) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hersheypark. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hershey online route planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Hershey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for little chillier nights in Hershey, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Longwood Gardens, Wolf Sanctuary of PA, Kauffman's Fruit Farm & Market, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
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Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Stamoolis Brothers, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally explore and take pictures at PNC Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hershey to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

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