11 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​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.
You've added The Pentagon, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center, Lincoln Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to George Washington's Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Ford's Theatre, ponder the world of politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American History.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. In March, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Gettysburg National Military Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

3
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 Colonial Williamsburg. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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