9 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

9 days in Lancaster County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lancaster County trip planner

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— 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (in Manheim), Refreshing Mountain (in Stevens) and Good's Store (in East Earl). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, walk around Long's Park, and make a trip to Annex 24 Gallery.

Make your Lancaster itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Philadelphia to Lancaster is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Lancaster. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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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.