5 days in Pennsylvania, West Virginia & Kentucky Itinerary

5 days in Pennsylvania, West Virginia & Kentucky Itinerary

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Gettysburg — 1 day

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 11th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Vermont Monument, appreciate the history behind Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, make a trip to United States Regulars Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Equestrian Statue of General John F. Reynolds, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Gettysburg, and finally learn about all things military at Ronn Palm's Museum of Civil War Images.

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Washington DC to Gettysburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Gettysburg to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ohiopyle.
Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Ohiopyle — 1 night

Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 12th (Thu), see Off-Road Driving Academy, then relax and rejuvenate at Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin, then tee off at Mystic Rock, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Run Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Ohiopyle in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gettysburg in May; daily highs in Ohiopyle reach 63°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to White Sulphur Springs.
Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Spas
Side Trips

White Sulphur Springs — 1 night

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Blue Bend Recreation Area, identify plant and animal life at The Greenbrier, then try your luck at The Casino Club at the Greenbrier, and finally tee off at Meadows Golf Course.

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Getting from Ohiopyle to White Sulphur Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Ohiopyle in May, you will find days in White Sulphur Springs are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.
Wildlife · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Lexington — 1 night

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): head outdoors with SUP Kentucky, trek along Legacy Trail, then sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at West Sixth Brewing, and finally sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery.

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Traveling by car from White Sulphur Springs to Lexington takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from White Sulphur Springs in May; daily highs in Lexington reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bardstown.
Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Trails
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Bardstown — 1 night

Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Shaq & Coco, examine the collection at Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, then steep yourself in history at Spalding Hall, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Preservation Distillery, and finally do a tasting at McIntyre's Winery & Berries.

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Traveling by car from Lexington to Bardstown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Pennsylvania travel guide

Casinos · Specialty Museums · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

West Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Kentucky travel guide

Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.