8 days in Washington DC & Gettysburg Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & Gettysburg Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC & Gettysburg Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gettysburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  12​h 15​min
London

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Washington DC, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

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National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art
The White House

2
days
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.
On the 12th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally stop by Lion Potter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Gettysburg travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 6°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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