13 days in Washington DC, Hampton & Nags Head Itinerary

13 days in Washington DC, Hampton & Nags Head Itinerary

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13 days in Washington DC, Hampton & Nags Head Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Hampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

7
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 inner history buff will appreciate Antietam National Battlefield and Capitol Hill. National Museum of the Marine Corps and The National Archives Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville) and Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Elkwallow Picnic Area). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Adkins Arboretum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, see the interesting displays at Smithsonian Institution Building, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC visit planning app .

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hampton.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Old Town, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Elms Beach Park, Copper Fox Distillery
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

2
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Moore House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colonial National Historical Park, and then kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hampton travel planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Hampton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hampton are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Nags Head.

Things to do in Hampton

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yorktown, USS Monitor Center
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Colonial National Historical Park ©
Colonial National Historical Park
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach
Moore House ©
Moore House

3
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carova Beach and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Change things up with a short trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and choose your vessel at Ocean Atlantic Rentals.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nags Head road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hampton to Nags Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rodanthe, Corolla, Manteo, Ocean Atlantic Rentals
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Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

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