10 days in Washington DC, Pennsylvania & Falling Waters Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, Pennsylvania & Falling Waters Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 2 nights
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
3
Falling Waters
— 1 night
4
DuBois
— 2 nights
5
Hershey
— 1 night
6
Philadelphia
— 2 nights

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and George Washington's Mount Vernon. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip site.

Salt Lake City to Washington DC is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Washington DC, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), get answers to all your questions at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, thenget your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, thentake in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally trot along with Confederate Trails of Gettysburg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Gettysburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Falling Waters.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

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Falling Waters

Falling Waters
Falling Waters is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Potomac River in Berkeley County, West Virginia. To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Falling Waters trip planner.

Drive from Gettysburg to Falling Waters in 1.5 hours. April in Falling Waters sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to DuBois.

Things to do in Falling Waters

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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DuBois

DuBois ©
DuBois is a city in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States, northeast of Pittsburgh. On the 2nd (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blackbird Distillery, immerse yourself in nature at Cook Forest State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Clear Creek State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Bilger Rocks, walk around Gobbler's Knob, and then learn about winemaking at Laurel Mountain Vineyard.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our DuBois travel planning website.

You can drive from Falling Waters to DuBois in 3.5 hours. In April, DuBois is little chillier than Falling Waters - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hershey.

Things to do in DuBois

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Cook Forest State Park, Laurel Mountain Vineyard, Clear Creek State Park, Blackbird Distillery, Bilger Rocks
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Gobbler's Knob ©
Gobbler's Knob
Bilger Rocks ©
Bilger Rocks
Clear Creek State Park ©
Clear Creek State Park

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Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Hersheypark. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Hershey Story, steep yourself in history at The Amish Farm and House, thenget engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally stop by Kitchen Kettle Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hershey holiday planner.

You can drive from DuBois to Hershey in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hershey can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kitchen Kettle Village, The Amish Farm and House, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, thenget a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hershey to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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