8 days in Gettysburg & Lancaster County Itinerary

8 days in Gettysburg & Lancaster County Itinerary

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8 days in Gettysburg & Lancaster County Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ephrata
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Alexandria

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.
You've now added Little Round Top to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, admire the masterpieces at Gibson's Photographic Gallery, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally do a tasting at Adams County Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at East Cavalry Battlefield, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Rupp House.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg day trip planner .

Alexandria to Gettysburg is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Alexandria in September, expect Gettysburg to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Ephrata.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Adams County Winery
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Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery
East Cavalry Battlefield ©
East Cavalry Battlefield

4
nights
Ephrata

Ephrata ©
Ephrata is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, south east of Harrisburg and about west by north of Philadelphia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seiverling Museum, LLC Car and Pedal Car Museum and Washington Memorial Chapel. Popular historic sites such as East Cavalry Battlefield and Ephrata Cloister are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Ephrata: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur), Choo Choo Barn (in Strasburg) and GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (in Reading). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum and Library, and examine the collection at Rupp House.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ephrata trip planner .

Alexandria to Ephrata is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Ephrata due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alexandria in September: high temperatures in Ephrata hover around 78°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ephrata

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Hagley Museum and Library, Choo Choo Barn, Wheatland, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Highlights from your plan
Choo Choo Barn ©
Choo Choo Barn
Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery

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