6 days in Cleveland, Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

6 days in Cleveland, Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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— 1 night
Washington DC
— 3 nights



A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at USS Cod Submarine Memorial and then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Chicago to Cleveland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Cleveland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Cleveland are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Gettysburg — 1 night

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 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, stroll through Devils Den, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally gain interesting insight with Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Knob Hall Winery, take in the views from Sachs Covered Bridge, steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio.

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Traveling by car from Cleveland to Gettysburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Cleveland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gettysburg, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Washington DC — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Popular historic sites such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and visit Capitol Hill.

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You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daytime highs in Washington DC are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Casinos
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