8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  18​h
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gettysburg
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  17​h
Cairo

3
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Philadelphia to Kennett Square to see Longwood Gardens about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia.

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Cairo, Egypt to Philadelphia is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Philadelphia: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

1
day
Hershey

Hershey
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 16th (Mon): make a splash at Hersheypark.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Hershey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hershey, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

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Hersheypark
Hersheypark

2
days
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.
On the 17th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Hershey to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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