14 days in Washington DC, Sandy Spring & Gettysburg Itinerary

14 days in Washington DC, Sandy Spring & Gettysburg Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Sandy Spring
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

8
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes D.C. Ducks, Rock Creek Park and President Lincoln's Cottage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Little Library (in Vienna) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. In March, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sandy Spring.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington, Gettysburg National Military Park, Little Library, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino

2
nights
Sandy Spring

Sandy Spring ©
Sandy Spring, Maryland is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland.GeographySandy Spring's boundaries are roughly Brooke Road and Dr. The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): find something for the whole family at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brookside Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Brookside Nature Center, do a tasting at Linganore Winecellars, and then learn about winemaking at Black Ankle Vineyards.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sandy Spring travel route site.

You can drive from Washington DC to Sandy Spring in an hour. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get little chillier in Sandy Spring: highs are around 50°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Sandy Spring

Theme Parks Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Mount Airy, Wheaton
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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring ©
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Brookside Nature Center ©
Brookside Nature Center
Brookside Gardens ©
Brookside Gardens

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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and then contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gettysburg trip builder site.

Drive from Sandy Spring to Gettysburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

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