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trip from baltimore to philly

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trip from baltimore to philly

Hi,

we are arriving on saturday afternoon flight to BWI and we leave on monday from philadelphia.

Plan to see baltimore sat/sunday, then rent car to see gettysburg on monday?

Q-should we drive back to baltimore ,stay night there and and then take amtrak to philly and then car from philly to valley forge/ hershey and lancaster?

Prefer using public transport over driving .

Also posted in baltimore forum/nit sure which one would be better?

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1. Re: trip from baltimore to philly

Once you rent a car to drive from Baltimore to Gettysburg, keep the rental car and continue on to Hershey (only an hour drive from Gettysburg ), then drive to Lancaster, Valley Forge, and return to Philadelphia. Driving to Gettysburg then returning to Baltimore only to take the train to Philadelphia makes no sense because Hershey, Lancaster, and Valley Forge can't be easily reached/toured via public transportation. I am a bit confused, if you are only in the area from Saturday to Monday, you are attempting to cover way too much territory.

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2. Re: trip from baltimore to philly

While I agree with FlyEagle, you may be paying a hefty drop off few for returning the car in a different city. Yet if you take Amtrak, you'll be paying a lot for Amtrak.

Why aren't you just flying out of the same city you fly into?

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3. Re: trip from baltimore to philly

How much time do you plan to spend at each of the various Pennsylvania sites? Are you allowing for any time in Philadelphia, or are you just flying out from here?

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4. Re: trip from baltimore to philly

we will reach on a Saturday and then stay Baltimore 1-2 days , go to Gettysburg, stay one day? then drive to Hershey , stay one day, drive to Lancaster ,one day then to Philadelphia for 3 days..

total trip duration is Saturday to next Monday , so 8 days not including days we fly. we do have half day on days we fly. would it be better to fly back from BWI? Prices cheaper on southwest from BWI but thought it a waste to come back.

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5. Re: trip from baltimore to philly

If you've never been to Philadelphia, I suggest staying here for at least 3 nights. There's a lot to see and do.

Once arriving in Philadelphia, you can definitely ditch the car. It won't be needed at all. Then you could book Amtrak tickets in advance (usually cheaper) & train down to BWI for your departure flight. You'll have to price your dates out to see if this makes sense for you in terms of budget.

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