14 days in Washington DC, Richmond & Charleston Itinerary

14 days in Washington DC, Richmond & Charleston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Richmond
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 5 nights
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Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Little Round Top are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian Institution Building and Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Devils Den). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at U.S. National Arboretum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker.

Washington to Washington DC is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Richmond

— 4 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.
Visit Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petersburg National Battlefield Park and Berkeley Plantation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Richmond: Fredericksburg (George Washington's Ferry Farm & Old Town), Yorktown (Moore House & Yorktown Battlefield) and Pamplin Historical Park (in Petersburg). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Virginia Holocaust Museum.

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You can drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Richmond, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Charleston

— 5 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Heyward-Washington House and Morris Island Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Angel Oak Tree and Dolphin & Whale Watching. When in Charleston, make a side trip to see The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, approximately Awendaw away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, make a trip to McLeod Plantation Historic Site, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston online vacation builder.

You can fly from Richmond to Charleston in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Richmond in April, Charleston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips