14 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

14 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

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14 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  15​min
1
Alexandria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sperryville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bluemont
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House and National Museum of the Marine Corps will appeal to museum buffs. Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont and George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: North Beach (in North Beach), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Ford Orientation Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint Mary, and admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Alexandria visit planner.

Washington DC to Alexandria is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a subway; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Alexandria are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sperryville.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Arlington, Mount Vernon, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, North Beach
Highlights from your plan
Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House ©
Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

4
nights
Sperryville

Sperryville ©
Sperryville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA. Visit James Monroe's Highland and Monticello for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Copper Fox Distillery and James Madison's Montpelier. Change things up with these side-trips from Sperryville: Davis (Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge & Blackwater Falls State Park), University of Virginia (in Charlottesville) and Luray Caverns (in Luray). The adventure continues: hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, view the masterpieces at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, and cruise along Skyline Drive.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sperryville day trip planner .

You can drive from Alexandria to Sperryville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Alexandria in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sperryville, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Bluemont.

Things to do in Sperryville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, Davis, James Madison's Montpelier, R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery
Highlights from your plan
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike

5
nights
Bluemont

Bluemont ©
Bluemont is an unincorporated community village in Loudoun County, Virginia located at the base of Snickers Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountain. Get some cultural insight at Eisenhower National Historic Site and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Visiting Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bluemont side-trips: Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg National Cemetery, & more), The Aldie Peddler (in Aldie) and iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun (in Ashburn). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery On Madison and see the interesting displays at National Sporting Library & Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bluemont visit site .

Getting from Sperryville to Bluemont by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bluemont

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Middleburg, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun, Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History
Eisenhower National Historic Site ©
Eisenhower National Historic Site