16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  35​h
1
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  33​h
End: Salt Lake City

4
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape Charles Beach and Water Country USA. Get some historical perspective at Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. When in Williamsburg, make a side trip to see The Noland Trail in Newport News, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historic Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, and take a memorable drive along Colonial Parkway.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg road trip planning app .

Salt Lake City to Williamsburg is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Williamsburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Williamsburg, with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Colonial Parkway, The Noland Trail, Cape Charles Beach
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Shriver House Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Antietam National Battlefield and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, and examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Gettysburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Williamsburg in June: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 81°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Let the collections at The Hershey Story and National Civil War Museum capture your imagination. Family-friendly places like Hersheypark and The Amish Farm and House will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Hershey to Lancaster to see Dutch Wonderland about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: Head underground at Indian Echo Caverns.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hershey online holiday planner .

Getting from Gettysburg to Hershey by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lancaster, National Civil War Museum, Indian Echo Caverns
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
The Amish Farm and House ©
The Amish Farm and House
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip tool .

You can drive from Hershey to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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