10 days in Washington DC, Virginia & Cary Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, Virginia & Cary Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Suffolk
— 1 day
Drive
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Cary
— 2 nights
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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Washington DC — 4 nights

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Williamsburg — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, and then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield, and then make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg visit site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Suffolk.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Suffolk — 1 day

Suffolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On the 1st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, then explore the galleries of Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Riddick's Folly House Museum.

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Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Suffolk takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Suffolk are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cary.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Cary — 2 nights

Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, then stroll around Fred G. Bond Metro Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at The Umstead Spa. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Apex Community Park, then admire the majestic nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, and then deepen your understanding at University of North Carolina.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cary trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Suffolk to Cary takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.
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