4 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

4 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lancaster County travel route planner

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Lancaster

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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.
Family-friendly places like The Amish Farm and House and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will thrill your kids. Step out of Lancaster with an excursion to Wolf Sanctuary of PA in Lititz--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Lancaster Central Market, contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, get engrossed in the history at National Toy Train Museum, and don't miss a visit to Annex 24 Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lancaster trip maker site.

New York City to Lancaster is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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.