11 days in Washington DC, Virginia & Delaware Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC, Virginia & Delaware Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC, Virginia & Delaware Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Rehoboth Beach
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
End: Washington DC

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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.
Get outdoors at Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get advice or help at Library of Congress.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. In April, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, then stroll through Stony Man Mountain Hike, and then hike along Limberlost Trail. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive and then trek along Appalachian Trail.

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You can drive from Washington DC to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luray when traveling from Washington DC in April, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Shenandoah National Park
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Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Sandbridge Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Naval Aviation Monument, kick back and relax at Chicks Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cape Charles Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Luray to Virginia Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luray in April since evenings lows in Virginia Beach dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cape Charles Beach
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Chick's Beach ©
Chick's Beach

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get outside with Donald J. Leonard.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Virginia Beach, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach ©
The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cape Henlopen State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bethany Beach, then kick back and relax at Dewey Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rehoboth Beach road trip planning app .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Rehoboth Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bethany Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park, Dewey Beach
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Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach

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