4 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

4 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lancaster County itinerary planner

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Bird in Hand
— 3 nights
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Bird in Hand

— 3 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Historic Rock Ford and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Erbs Covered Bridge and President James Buchanan's Wheatland. Venture out of the city with trips to Nissley Vineyards and Winery (in Bainbridge), Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (in Kleinfeltersville) and Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bird in Hand tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Bird in Hand is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Bird in Hand, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bird in Hand

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Golf

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.