8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly + bus:  6​h
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hershey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Atlanta

1
day
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 2nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery and then get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg trip itinerary website .

Atlanta to Gettysburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in April, things will get slightly colder in Gettysburg: highs are around 64°F and lows about 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hershey.

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2
days
Hershey

Hershey
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Amish Farm and House, Dutch Wonderland and Cullari Vineyards & Winerys. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Hershey Gardens, do a tasting at Cullari Vineyards & Winerys, and then experience rural life at The Amish Farm and House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story Museum, see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and then get in on the family fun at Dutch Wonderland.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hershey sightseeing planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hershey are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

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Lancaster, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Dutch Wonderland
Dutch Wonderland
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

4
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation. Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, make a trip to Saxbys 30th Street Station, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, and contemplate the long history of Powel House.

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You can drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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

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