4 days in Gettysburg, Altoona & Harrisburg Itinerary

4 days in Gettysburg, Altoona & Harrisburg Itinerary

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4 days in Gettysburg, Altoona & Harrisburg Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Gettysburg
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Altoona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Harrisburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Heritage Center.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg day trip planning website .

Washington DC to Gettysburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In February, Gettysburg is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 40°F and lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Altoona.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum ©
Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
Gettysburg Heritage Center ©
Gettysburg Heritage Center

2
nights
Altoona

Altoona ©
Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the American Coverlet, then contemplate the long history of Allegheny Portage Railroad, and finally steep yourself in history at Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Altoona tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Gettysburg to Altoona by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Altoona are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Altoona

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of the American Coverlet, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Allegheny Portage Railroad
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Johnstown Flood National Memorial ©
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum ©

1
night
Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. On the 16th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, learn about winemaking at Cullari Vineyards and Winery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Troegs Brewing Company, and finally take an in-depth tour of United States Army Heritage and Education Center.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Harrisburg trip planner .

Getting from Altoona to Harrisburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Harrisburg can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums Breweries Wineries

Side Trips

Hershey, United States Army Heritage and Education Center
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The State Museum of Pennsylvania ©
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Troegs Brewing Company ©
Troegs Brewing Company

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