10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Alexandria
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
5
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Virginia Beach Boardwalk as well as Virginia Beach. On the 30th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Neptune's Park, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach online attractions planner .

Charlotte to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Charlotte in March, expect nights in Virginia Beach to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Neptune's Park ©
Neptune's Park
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Ghost & Vampire Tours, Colonial Williamsburg, and other attractions you added. On the 31st (Sat), find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, then savor the flavors at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg online trip maker .

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Ripley's Believe It or Not! ©
Ripley's Believe It or Not!

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington's Mount Vernon. On the 2nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Alexandria road trip planning website .

Getting from Williamsburg to Alexandria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. In April, daytime highs in Alexandria are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

2
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 list of things to see and do now includes National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art, DC by Foot, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the local landmarks with DC by Foot, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum and then examine the collection at International Spy Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC is just a short distance from Alexandria. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
International Spy Museum ©
International Spy Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Smoky Mountain Opry as well as River Rat Whitewater. On the next day, let the river carry you with River Rat Whitewater.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge visit planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Pigeon Forge by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rat Whitewater
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Smoky Mountain Opry ©
Smoky Mountain Opry

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