13 days in Williamsburg & Washington DC Itinerary

13 days in Williamsburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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13 days in Williamsburg & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Memphis
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Williamsburg
— 5 nights
2
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Memphis

5
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.
Colonial Williamsburg and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape Charles Beach and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Step out of Williamsburg to go to Richmond and see Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Thu) at Water Country USA. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, cruise along Colonial Parkway, and learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Memphis to Williamsburg is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. June in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cape Charles Beach, Colonial Parkway, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Highlights from your plan
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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.
Get some historical perspective at Antietam National Battlefield and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Loch Raven Reservoir. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC vacation site .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Antietam National Battlefield, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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