9 days in Gettysburg, Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

9 days in Gettysburg, Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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9 days in Gettysburg, Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Start: Pekin
Drive:  12​h
1
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Pekin

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Segway Tours of Gettysburg (SegTours, LLC). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Abraham Lincoln Statue.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gettysburg online day trip planner .

Pekin to Gettysburg is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pekin to Gettysburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington National Cathedral and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Gettysburg in July, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Military Aviation Museum and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Visit Cape Henry Lighthouse and Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial for their historical value. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, contemplate the long history of Thoroughgood House, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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