13 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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Philadelphia — 6 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Reading Terminal Market and King of Prussia Mall. Take a break from the city and head to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, take a stroll around Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and hike along Schuylkill River Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Gaborone, Botswana to Philadelphia is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Gaborone in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Philadelphia: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lancaster.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Lancaster — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and Liberty Mountain Resort. Shop till you drop at Lancaster Central Market and 272 Antiques Mall. Change things up with these side-trips from Lancaster: Good's Store (in East Earl) and Wolf Sanctuary of PA (in Lititz). There's still lots to do: stop by Kitchen Kettle Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lancaster vacation app.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Lancaster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in February, Lancaster is little chillier at night with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Easton.
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Easton — 2 nights

Easton is a city in and the county seat of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): cruise along The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and then look for gifts at Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Tap Room. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bear Creek Ski & Recreation Area and then fly down the slopes at Blue Mountain Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Easton trip builder website.

Getting from Lancaster to Easton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Easton can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

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.