18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Gettysburg
— 5 nights
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Sharpsburg
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Manassas
— 3 nights
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Richmond
— 5 nights
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Lansing
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gettysburg Museum of History, Gibson's Photographic Gallery, Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shriver House Museum and Little Round Top. Gettysburg National Military Park and Evergreen Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument, witness the site of a historic battle at Artworks, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg day trip planner.

Lake Geneva to Gettysburg is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lake Geneva to Gettysburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lake Geneva in October: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 67°F and lows are around 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Sharpsburg.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately 13mi south of Hagerstown. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Antietam National Battlefield and Frog Eye Farm. Visit Antietam National Cemetery and Elmwood Cemetery for their historical value. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Burnside's Bridge, look for gifts at Four Seasons Books, and steep yourself in history at Tolson's Chapel.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sharpsburg trip maker.

Drive from Gettysburg to Sharpsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manassas.

Things to do in Sharpsburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Manassas

Manassas is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Visit Manassas National Battlefield Park and St George's Episcopal Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mary Washington House and Cox Farms. Step out of Manassas with an excursion to Gari Melchers Home and Studio in Falmouth--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Burke Lake Park, don't miss a visit to Manassas Train Station, examine the collection at The Manassas Museum, and contemplate the long history of Ben Lomond Historic Site.

Discover how to plan a Manassas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sharpsburg to Manassas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Manassas are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Manassas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Richmond

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hollywood Cemetery and St. John's Episcopal Church. Bring the kids along to Virginia Capitol Building and White House of the Confederacy. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Williamsburg (The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, George Wythe House, &more) and Petersburg National Battlefield Park (in Petersburg). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Blandford Church and Cemetery, take a tour by water with Riverfront Canal Cruises, explore the landscape on two wheels at Virginia Capital Trail, and see the interesting displays at Edgar Allan Poe Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Manassas to Richmond takes 2 hours. In October in Richmond, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Lansing

Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. On the 18th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on TreeTops Canopy Tour, then don't miss a visit to Fayette Station Road, and then test your team's savvy at Escape-A-Torium.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lansing trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Lansing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Richmond in October: high temperatures in Lansing hover around 65°F and lows are around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lansing

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.