8 days in Harpers Ferry & Pennsylvania Itinerary

8 days in Harpers Ferry & Pennsylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Harpers Ferry & Pennsylvania Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lancaster
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Baltimore

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
You've now added Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then make a trip to The Point, and then admire the landmark architecture of Restoration Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at John Brown's Fort, steep yourself in history at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Harpers Ferry journey builder .

Baltimore to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Baltimore in October, plan for little chillier nights in Harpers Ferry, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
The Point ©
The Point
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sachs Covered Bridge as well as Little Round Top. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Little Round Top and then stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Virginia Memorial, and then take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip builder site .

Getting from Lancaster to Gettysburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In October in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 26th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites
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Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Sachs Covered Bridge ©
Sachs Covered Bridge
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery

3
nights
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes AACA Museum, Inc., Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Wheatland, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Amish Farm and House and Rock Ford Plantation.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancaster trip planner .

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Lancaster in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Lancaster

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hershey, Strasburg Scooters
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Strasburg Scooters ©
Strasburg Scooters
AACA Museum, Inc. ©
AACA Museum, Inc.
Wheatland ©
Wheatland

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