13 days in Williamsburg & Washington DC Itinerary

13 days in Williamsburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Memphis
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 30 min
1
Williamsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Washington DC
— 7 nights
+3
Subway + Fly + Foot + Bus:  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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colonial Williamsburg and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Popular historic sites such as Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Charles Beach (in Cape Charles) and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond). categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Water Country USA. categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, take a memorable drive along Colonial Parkway, and learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip planner.

Memphis to Williamsburg is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Williamsburg. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive 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
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Antietam National Battlefield. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian), Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg National Cemetery). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

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Drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg, Antietam National Battlefield, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Loch Raven Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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