5 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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New York City
Drive:
4​h
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:
1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:
3​h 15​min
New York City

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gettysburg National Military Park and then take an in-depth tour of Shriver House Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg travel guide.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Gettysburg. June in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

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Gettysburg National Military Park
Shriver House Museum

4
days
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Appreciate the collections at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Library of Congress. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arlington National Cemetery and Tomb of the Unknowns. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to The Candleberry Shoppe in St. Michaels--about 1:35 hours away. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Washington DC travel guide.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Gettysburg in June, with lows around 69°F.

Things to do in Washington DC

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, The Candleberry Shoppe
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Arlington National Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknowns

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