4 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

4 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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4 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

New York City
Drive:  4​h
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Shriver House Museum, contemplate the long history of Gettysburg National Military Park, then stop by The Lion Potter, and finally take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Victorian Photography Studio.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg travel guide.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Harrisburg International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

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Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg National Cemetery

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Washington DC

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.
On the 13th (Mon), wander the streets of Old Town, then look for gifts at Mount Vernon Antique Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally stop by Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ford's Theatre, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to 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. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 69°F.

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Alexandria, Tomb of the Unknowns
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Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns

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