14 days in Washington DC, Sandy Spring & Gettysburg Itinerary

14 days in Washington DC, Sandy Spring & Gettysburg Itinerary

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14 days in Washington DC, Sandy Spring & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Sandy Spring
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

8
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 D.C. Ducks, Rock Creek Park and President Lincoln's Cottage. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Little Library (in Vienna), Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

In March, daytime highs in Washington DC are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington, Little Library, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Gettysburg National Military Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Sandy Spring

Sandy Spring ©
Sandy Spring, Maryland is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland.GeographySandy Spring's boundaries are roughly Brooke Road and Dr. You've now added The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get in on the family fun at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brookside Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Brookside Nature Center, learn about winemaking at Linganore Winecellars, and then learn about winemaking at Black Ankle Vineyards.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandy Spring day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Sandy Spring takes an hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Sandy Spring hover around 50°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Sandy Spring

Theme Parks Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Wheaton, Mount Airy
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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring ©
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Brookside Nature Center ©
Brookside Nature Center
Brookside Gardens ©
Brookside Gardens

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.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Abraham Lincoln Statue, get your bearings at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and then contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get slightly colder in Gettysburg: highs are around 49°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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