31 days in Gettysburg & Chicago Itinerary

31 days in Gettysburg & Chicago Itinerary

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31 days in Gettysburg & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Gettysburg
— 14 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Chicago
— 15 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

14
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.
Popular historic sites such as Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Wilbur Chocolate Co. and Shriver House Museum. Explore Gettysburg's surroundings by going to Aaron's Books (in Lititz), Echo Consignments and Antiques (in Frederick) and York Emporium (in York). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Leesport Farmers Market, stop by Orr's Farm Market, browse the fresh offerings at Brown's Orchards & Farm Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg road trip planning tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Gettysburg is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in May, expect Gettysburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Lititz, Berryville, Pennsylvania Dutch Market, Blue Goose Fruit Market & Bakery
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

15
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church. Let the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Grand Mere State Park (in Stevensville), Starved Rock State Park (in Utica) and Fuzzybutz Pet Bakery Inc (in Saint Joseph). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, browse the different shops at Conover Square Mall, identify plant and animal life at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, and look for gifts at STATELINE BLUEBERRIES.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gettysburg to Chicago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Michigan City, Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Adagio Teas, Hickory Creek Winery, Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse
Highlights from your plan
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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