10 days in Ohiopyle, Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Ohiopyle, Gettysburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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Ohiopyle
— 1 night
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights

1
night
Ohiopyle

Ohiopyle ©
Ohiopyle is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. On the 26th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Run Nature Reserve. On the next day, admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cucumber Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ohiopyle tour itinerary planner.

Dayton to Ohiopyle is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dayton in June, with highs in Ohiopyle at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ohiopyle

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kentuck Knob, Bear Run Nature Reserve
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Kentuck Knob ©
Kentuck Knob
Cucumber Falls ©
Cucumber Falls
Ohiopyle State Park ©
Ohiopyle State Park

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and 1863 Escape. Visiting The Eternal Light Peace Memorial and Caledonia State Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Frederick (Roads and Rails Museum & Monocacy National Battlefield) and Renfrew Museum and Park (in Waynesboro). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station, examine the collection at Rupp House, don't miss a visit to Roddy Road Covered Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gettysburg day trip site.

You can drive from Ohiopyle to Gettysburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ohiopyle in June: high temperatures in Gettysburg hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Frederick, Roddy Road Covered Bridge, Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, Caledonia State Park, Renfrew Museum and Park
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Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station ©
Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton ©
Rupp House ©
Rupp House

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Let the collections at Baltimore Museum of Art and Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum & Federal Hill Park), Old Town (in Fredericksburg) and George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill (in Mount Vernon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Carlyle House, contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, appreciate the history behind National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at Renwick Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Traveling from Gettysburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Alexandria, Arlington, Old Town, George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill
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Carlyle House ©
Carlyle House
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge ©
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

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