8 days in Delaware, Gettysburg & Maryland Itinerary

8 days in Delaware, Gettysburg & Maryland Itinerary

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8 days in Delaware, Gettysburg & Maryland Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Baltimore
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Orleans


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1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. On the 29th (Tue), do a tasting at Chaddsford Winery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip maker site .

New Orleans to Wilmington is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Wilmington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, Wilmington is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chaddsford Winery, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Nemours Estate ©
Nemours Estate
Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Den, then appreciate the history behind State of Pennsylvania Monument, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg travel planner .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

4
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Washington DC (White House, National Air and Space Museum, & more). There's much more to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, take an in-depth tour of Baltimore Society of Model Engineers, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Baltimore online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and subway; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Gettysburg in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Baltimore, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Washington DC
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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