12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Washington DC
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Front Royal
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 1 day
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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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.
To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online day trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Washington DC is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in October; daily highs in Washington DC reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. You'll set off for Front Royal on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Tours

Front Royal

— 1 night
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skyline Caverns, Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Front Royal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Front Royal takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in October since evenings lows in Front Royal dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Front Royal

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond

— 3 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Museum of History & Culture and Science Museum of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the activities along Belle Isle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then take an in-depth tour of Virginia Museum of History & Culture, then get curious at Science Museum of Virginia, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery - Richmond.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Richmond tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Front Royal to Richmond in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Front Royal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Richmond, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Williamsburg

— 1 day

Colonial Capital

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 Nauticus as well as Jamestown Settlement. On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, and finally see the interesting displays at Nauticus.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Williamsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

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 First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then steep yourself in history at Cape Henry Lighthouse, and finally gain insight at First Landing State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums

Richmond

— 3 nights

The River City

You've now added Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Richmond trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Virginia Beach in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Richmond. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Washington DC

— 2 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Zoological Park, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Air and Space Museum, and other attractions.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Washington DC trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.