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: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Washington DC

6
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 list of things to see and do now includes Jefferson Memorial, Ford's Theatre, National World War II Memorial, and other attractions. Kids will enjoy Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Tidal Basin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Gallery of Art. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, view the masterpieces at Madame Tussauds DC, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC sightseeing planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. March in Washington DC sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Arlington.

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

1
night
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 Pentagon Memorial, Pentagon Row and Arlington National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington road trip tool .

Arlington is very close to Washington DC. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Pentagon Row ©
Pentagon Row

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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 National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then pause for some photo ops at Abraham Lincoln Statue, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Arlington to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Arlington in April since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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