17 days in Gettysburg & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

17 days in Gettysburg & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Fly to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Drive to Gettysburg
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Gettysburg
— 10 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Midland

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Gettysburg

— 10 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Gettysburg: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (in Winchester), Harpers Ferry (River Riders & Harpers Ferry National Historical Park) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, stroll through Devils Den, and snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker website.

Midland to Gettysburg is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In April, Gettysburg is somewhat warmer than Midland - with highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 6 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kids will enjoy Skyline Drive and Mary's Rock Summit Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenandoah National Park: SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton), Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in Massanutten) and McGaheysville (Zipline & Brix and Columns Vineyards). The adventure continues: hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, get a tailor-made plan with Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation, and explore the galleries of The Exchange Hotel Civil War medical Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Shenandoah National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Shenandoah National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Shenandoah National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips