8 days in Washington DC, Gettysburg & Hershey Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC, Gettysburg & Hershey Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC, Gettysburg & Hershey Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Madison

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

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Madison to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from Madison in August, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, witness the site of a historic battle at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, then contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, and finally snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, stop by The Lion Potter of Gettysburg, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Gettysburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 24th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Hersheypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hershey day trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hershey

#Theme Parks

Side Trip

Dutch Wonderland
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

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