15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

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15 days in Pennsylvania Itinerary

Dusseldorf
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Jim Thorpe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Gettysburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ronks
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Dusseldorf

4
days
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peddler's Village and Rodin Museum. For shopping fun, head to Reading Terminal Market or Visionworks - King Of Prussia Mall. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's much more to do: try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, wander the streets of Society Hill, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Philadelphia is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Dusseldorf in September, expect Philadelphia to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jim Thorpe.

Things to do in Philadelphia

#Museums, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, King of Prussia Mall, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Peddler's Village
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
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3
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Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe ©
Jim Thorpe is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. Get outdoors at Ricketts Glen State Park and Hickory Run State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery. Get out of town with these interesting Jim Thorpe side-trips: PPL Susquehanna Riverlands (in Berwick) and Cabela's (in Hamburg). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Asa Packer Mansion.

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Getting from Philadelphia to Jim Thorpe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Jim Thorpe when traveling from Philadelphia in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Jim Thorpe

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery, Cabela's, Ricketts Glen State Park, Hickory Run State Park
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Ricketts Glen State Park ©
Ricketts Glen State Park
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary ©
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
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Hickory Run State Park

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Eisenhower National Historic Site and Shriver House Museum. When in Gettysburg, make a side trip to see Penn National Golf Course in Fayetteville, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, learn about winemaking at Adams County Winery, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and look for gifts at Lion Potter.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jim Thorpe to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronks.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Adams County Winery, Penn National Golf Course
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Horseback Riding Tours

3
days
Ronks

Ronks ©
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Shop till you drop at Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market and Aaron's Books. Take a break from the city and head to Indian Echo Caverns and The Amish Farm and House. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Hope Estate & Winery (in Manheim) and Tröegs Brewing Company (in Hershey). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Lancaster Central Market, examine the collection at Wilbur Chocolate Co., take a stroll through Amish Country, and look for gifts at The Old Country Store.

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Drive from Gettysburg to Ronks in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Ronks are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ronks

#Shopping, #Theme Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Lancaster, Lititz, Troegs Brewing Company, The Old Country Store, Amish Country
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Bird in Hand Farmers Market ©
Bird in Hand Farmers Market
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House

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