10 days in Platteville & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Platteville & Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in Platteville & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Dubuque
Drive:  45​min
1
Platteville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
2
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dubuque

1
night
Platteville

Platteville ©
Platteville is the largest city in Grant County in southwestern Wisconsin. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Carr Valley Cheese, see the interesting displays at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, and then learn about winemaking at Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Weggy Winery, then see the interesting displays at National Brewery Museum, then learn about winemaking at Whispering Bluffs Winery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinsinawa Mother House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Platteville tour app .

Dubuque to Platteville is an approximately half hour car ride. August in Platteville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Platteville

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Potosi, Sinsinawa Mother House, Carr Valley Cheese, Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery, Weggy Winery
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The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums ©
National Brewery Museum ©
National Brewery Museum
Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery ©
Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery

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.
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Stony Man Mountain Hike. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Crow Farm and Vineyard and Winery (in Kennedyville), Betterton Beach (in Betterton) and Historical Society of Kent County (in Chestertown). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, admire the striking features of Riversdale House Museum, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Platteville to Washington DC with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Platteville to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Platteville in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 87°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Baltimore, Riversdale House Museum, Old Rag Mountain Hike
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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