10 days in Hershey, Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Hershey, Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in Hershey, Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Let the collections at The Hershey Story Museum and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Indian Echo Caverns and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hershey side-trips: Kitchen Kettle Village (in Intercourse), Knoebels Amusement Resort (in Elysburg), Turkey Hill Experience (in Columbia) and Choo Choo Barn (in Strasburg). There's more to do: examine the collection at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip itinerary planner.

Indianapolis to Hershey is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June in Hershey, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Hershey

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Turkey Hill Experience, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Kitchen Kettle Village, Choo Choo Barn, Indian Echo Caverns
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Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Choo Choo Barn ©
Choo Choo Barn
Indian Echo Caverns ©
Indian Echo Caverns

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.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Eisenhower National Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally stroll through Gettysburg National Military Park. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Gettysburg Museum of History, contemplate the long history of Shriver House Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Jennie Wade House, and finally take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg vacation builder.

You can drive from Hershey to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ford's Theatre and US Naval Academy Museum. Family-friendly places like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (in Baltimore). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip generator.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gettysburg in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Old Town, U.S. Naval Academy, Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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