9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

9 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pennsylvania itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Gettysburg
— 2 nights
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Hershey
— 1 night
Drive
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Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Gettysburg

— 2 nights
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.
Gettysburg is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, indulge your senses at Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, and get all the information you need at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip itinerary planner.

Nashville to Gettysburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gettysburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in June, expect Gettysburg to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

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 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Pennsylvania State Police Museum, then examine the collection at The Hershey Story Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hershey trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Hershey sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Lancaster

— 1 night

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, then contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, and then experience rural life at Lapp Valley Farm.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip planner.

You can drive from Hershey to Lancaster in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Lancaster can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Lancaster

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty 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.