17 days in Gettysburg & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

17 days in Gettysburg & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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Gettysburg
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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 Cemetery. 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). And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Shriver House Museum, snap pictures at Sachs Covered Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg road trip website.

Midland to Gettysburg is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. In April, Gettysburg is somewhat warmer than Midland - with highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Shenandoah National Park.
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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: McGaheysville (Zipline & Brix and Columns Vineyards), Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in Massanutten) and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton). The adventure continues: trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, head outdoors with Skydive Orange, steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, and do a tasting at Reynard Florence Vineyard.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

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) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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