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Gettysburg — 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary planner.

Pittsburgh to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.
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Hershey — 2 nights

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, then find something for the whole family at Koziar's Christmas Village, and then ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Toys ON The Square, Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns, then examine the collection at AACA Museum, Inc., and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hershey Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hershey trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Hershey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hershey are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Intercourse.
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Intercourse — 1 night

Intercourse is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, east of Lancaster on Pennsylvania Route 340. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Intercourse tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hershey to Intercourse in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. November in Intercourse sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Philadelphia Museum of Art and Independence Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Cape May Beach (in Cape May) and Cape May County Park & Zoo (in Cape May Court House). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, and engage your brain at Mutter Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can drive from Intercourse to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Intercourse in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Philadelphia, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.