5 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Gettysburg
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Gettysburg

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip builder app.

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 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Washington DC

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to The Candleberry Shoppe in St. Michaels--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

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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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

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