15 days in Washington DC, Chantilly & Merritt Island Itinerary

15 days in Washington DC, Chantilly & Merritt Island Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Chantilly
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Merritt Island
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online itinerary planner.

Glasgow, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Washington DC, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Glasgow in January since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Chantilly.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Casinos
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Chantilly — 2 nights

Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Explore Chantilly's surroundings by going to Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville), Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail (in Warrenton). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Cork & Keg Tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at MurLarkey Distilled Spirits.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chantilly trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Washington DC to Chantilly in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chantilly, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Merritt Island.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours · Museums
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Merritt Island — 4 nights

Merritt Island is known for childrens museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get advice or help at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, enjoy the sand and surf at Hightower Beach Park, get engrossed in the history at Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum & Military Museum, and engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Merritt Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chantilly to Merritt Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Traveling from Chantilly in January, things will get much warmer in Merritt Island: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
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