10 days in Washington DC, Arlington & Gettysburg Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, Arlington & Gettysburg Itinerary

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10 days in Washington DC, Arlington & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Peoria
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
2
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Peoria

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Memorial, Ford's Theatre, National Air and Space Museum, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Peoria to Washington DC is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Peoria in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Ford's Theatre ©
Ford's Theatre
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tomb of the Unknowns. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip itinerary app .

Arlington is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. In July, daytime highs in Arlington are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 18th (Thu), you're off toGettysburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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.
You've now added Gettysburg Museum of History to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about all things military at Gettysburg Museum of History, then explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Codorus State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Catoctin Mountain Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg day trip planner .

Drive from Arlington to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arlington in July; daily highs in Gettysburg reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, Codorus State Park, Catoctin Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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