11 days in Gettysburg & Chapel Hill Itinerary

11 days in Gettysburg & Chapel Hill Itinerary

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11 days in Gettysburg & Chapel Hill Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h
1
Gettysburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Chapel Hill
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville), Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (in Charles Town) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg day trip planner.

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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Chapel Hill.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Worthington Manor Golf Club, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
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5
nights
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Get out of town with these interesting Chapel Hill side-trips: Old Salem Museums & Gardens (in Winston Salem), Raleigh (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences & North Carolina Museum of Art) and Tanglewood Park (in Clemmons). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Draft Line Brewing, and gain insight at University of North Carolina.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chapel Hill trip site .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Chapel Hill takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gettysburg in September since evenings lows in Chapel Hill dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raleigh, Durham, Beggars and Choosers, Old Town Cemetery, Draft Line Brewing
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Airborne and Special Operations Museum ©

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