10 days in Gettysburg, Washington DC & Charleston Itinerary

10 days in Gettysburg, Washington DC & Charleston Itinerary

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10 days in Gettysburg, Washington DC & Charleston Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h
1
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Eisenhower National Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, then contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, and finally do a tasting at Hauser Estate Winery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Mister Ed's Elephant Museum and then stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg online holiday builder .

New York City to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Jack's Hard Cider, Mister Ed's Elephant Museum
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes United States Botanic Garden, Tidal Basin and Ford's Theatre. Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Tomb of the Unknowns. Your inner history buff will appreciate Antietam National Battlefield and Capitol Hill. It doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gettysburg in March, with highs in Washington DC at 55°F and lows at 37°F. You will leave for Charleston on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Old Town
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Walking tours has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Moultrie and Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Michael's Church and Magnolia Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, and get engrossed in the history at Charleston Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston holiday planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect Charleston to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Fort Moultrie
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Magnolia Cemetery ©
Magnolia Cemetery

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