8 days in Lincoln & Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Lincoln & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Lincoln & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Springfield
Drive:  1​h
Lincoln
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ronks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
Springfield

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Lincoln

Lincoln
Lincoln is a city in Logan County, Illinois, United States. To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip app .

Springfield to Lincoln is an approximately 1-hour car ride. June in Lincoln sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Rodin Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Independence Hall and National Constitution Center. Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lincoln to Philadelphia. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lincoln to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronks.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Classes

Side Trips

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

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Ronks

Ronks
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then see the interesting displays at Choo Choo Barn, then steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, and finally see the interesting displays at Wilbur Chocolate Co..

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ronks day trip site .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Ronks takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ronks

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Amish Farm and House, Choo Choo Barn, Wilbur Chocolate Co.
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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Choo Choo Barn
Choo Choo Barn

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Shriver House Museum and National Civil War Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides and Gettysburg National Military Park. When in Gettysburg, make a side trip to see Lake Tobias Wildlife Park in Halifax, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, examine the collection at Gettysburg Diorama, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip planner .

Drive from Ronks to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

National Civil War Museum, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
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Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site

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