8 days in Outer Banks, Washington DC & Charleston Itinerary

8 days in Outer Banks, Washington DC & Charleston Itinerary

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8 days in Outer Banks, Washington DC & Charleston Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Atlanta

2
days
Nags Head

Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Coquina Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Nags Head tour planner.

Atlanta to Nags Head is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in September: highs in Nags Head hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Sightseeing Beaches

Side Trips

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Coquina Beach
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Jockey's Ridge State Park
Coquina Beach
Wright Brothers National Memorial

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Arlington National Cemetery and Tomb of the Unknowns. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and ponder the world of politics at The White House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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Arlington National Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknowns
Tidal Basin

3
days
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and Nathaniel Russell House will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Sightseeing

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Nathaniel Russell House

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