14 days in Washington DC, Shenandoah National Park & Durbin Itinerary

14 days in Washington DC, Shenandoah National Park & Durbin Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Shenandoah National Park
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Durbin
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Washington DC — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore) and Little Library (in Vienna). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Naperville to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naperville to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naperville in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 4 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Shenandoah National Park side-trips: The Cheese Shop (in Stuarts Draft), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Virginia Safari Park (in Natural Bridge). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, and take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park itinerary website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Shenandoah National Park when traveling from Washington DC in June, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Durbin.
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Durbin — 4 nights

Durbin is a town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. You've now added Monongahela National Forest to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to McDowell (Highland County Museum & McDowell Battlefield), Kumbrabow State Forest (in Huttonsville) and Riverton (Seneca Caverns & Spruce Knob). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Gaudineer Scenic Area, and get curious at Green Bank Observatory.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durbin journey planning tool.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Durbin by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Durbin: highs are around 82°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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