7 days in Williamsburg & Gettysburg Itinerary

7 days in Williamsburg & Gettysburg Itinerary

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7 days in Williamsburg & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hughlett Point Natural Area and Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Saude Creek Vineyards (in Lanexa), Janes Island State Park (in Crisfield) and Historic Christ Church (in Irvington). There's lots more to do: trek along Beaverdam Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Episcopal Church, take in the exciting artwork at Williamsburg Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Virginia Musical Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg attractions planner .

Detroit to Williamsburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in October, with highs in Williamsburg at 75°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yorktown, Historic Christ Church, Hughlett Point Natural Area, Saude Creek Vineyards, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
Janes Island State Park ©
Janes Island State Park

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Evergreen Cemetery and East Cavalry Battlefield. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gettysburg: Fort Frederick State Park (in Big Pool), Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (in Hagerstown) and Cowans Gap State Park (in Fort Loudon). There's still lots to do: trek along Appalachian National Scenic Trail, learn about winemaking at Adams County Winery, contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern, and tee off at Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Gettysburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Williamsburg in October: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around 67°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monocacy National Battlefield, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Fort Frederick State Park, Adams County Winery, Cowans Gap State Park
Highlights from your plan
Adams County Winery ©
Adams County Winery
Catoctin Mountain Park ©
Catoctin Mountain Park
The Eternal Light Peace Memorial ©
The Eternal Light Peace Memorial

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