4 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

4 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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Gettysburg
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg

— 1 night
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 11th (Sat), explore the galleries of Shriver House Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then look for gifts at The Lion Potter of Gettysburg, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip website.

New York City to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
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Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, then stop by Mount Vernon Antique Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally look for gifts at Politics and Prose. Here are some ideas for day two: see a show at Ford's Theatre, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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