7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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7 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Miami
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Allentown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hershey
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  5​h
End: Miami

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Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Burnside Plantation.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Allentown trip itinerary builder app .

Miami to Allentown is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Miami in December, expect Allentown to be cooler, temps between 41°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Allentown

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burnside Plantation, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary
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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary ©
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Burnside Plantation ©
Burnside Plantation

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hours
Hershey

Hershey ©
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 6th (Wed): meet the residents at Hersheypark.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hershey tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Allentown to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Hershey are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, and finally take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Independence National Historical Park and Schuylkill River Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, contemplate the long history of Powel House, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia route planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in December, expect Philadelphia to be a bit warmer, temps between 50°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Harrah's Philadelphia
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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