7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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Lancaster
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hershey
— 1 night
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Fly
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly

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Philadelphia

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Powel House, and finally contemplate the long history of Independence Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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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 April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Lancaster

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Root's Country Market & Auction, contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, and then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Old Country Store, hunt for treasures at Bird in Hand Farmers Market, take an in-depth tour of The Amish Village, then examine the collection at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Lancaster sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Lancaster

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hershey

— 1 night

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

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You can drive from Lancaster to Hershey in an hour. Another option is to take a train. April in Hershey sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Gettysburg

— 1 night
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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Getting from Hershey to Gettysburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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 (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then catch a live event at PNC Park.

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You can fly from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Casinos · Specialty Museums · History 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.