3 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

3 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

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Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (in Manheim) and Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Green Dragon Farmer's Market, examine the collection at Ephrata Cloister, and stop by Kitchen Kettle Village.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster tour itinerary maker website.

Rochester to Lancaster is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Lancaster County travel guide

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Theaters · Gift & Specialty Shops · Theme Parks
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.