10 days in Pennsylvania, Washington DC & Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Pennsylvania, Washington DC & Virginia Itinerary

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10 days in Pennsylvania, Washington DC & Virginia Itinerary

Start: Pensacola
Fly + bus:  9​h
1
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Pensacola


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3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Jennie Wade House are in your itinerary. Visiting Devils Den and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Abraham Lincoln Statue, and get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg route maker tool .

Pensacola to Gettysburg is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pensacola in September; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning site .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in September, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

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Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jamestown Settlement. On the 14th (Mon), stroll around Historic Jamestowne, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, then cruise along Colonial Parkway, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Colonial Parkway
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Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
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