5 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
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 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Abraham Lincoln Statue, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Devils Den.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip planning site .

Salt Lake City to Gettysburg is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Gettysburg can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

3
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.
When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

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

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