3 days in United States Itinerary

3 days in United States Itinerary

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3 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: New York City

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City journey maker app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg day trip planning site .

Getting from New York City to Gettysburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

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