5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Train
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
Drive
2
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Langhorne
— 1 night
Drive

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Philadelphia

— 1 day

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to 30th Street Station, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally walk around Washington Square Park.

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New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Lancaster

— 3 nights

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Kids will enjoy Hersheypark and Gettysburg National Military Park. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hershey Story Museum (in Hershey), Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Shriver House Museum) and Brandywine Battlefield (in Chadds Ford). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Longwood Gardens, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and relax in the rural setting at The Amish Farm and House.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Lancaster dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Langhorne.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Langhorne

— 1 night
Langhorne is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): deepen your understanding at Princeton University, then stroll around Core Creek Park, then admire the majestic nature at Tyler State Park, and finally grab your bike and head to Power Line Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Langhorne travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lancaster to Langhorne in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Langhorne can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Langhorne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.