16 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

16 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

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16 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

5
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.
Step out of Washington DC to go to Baltimore and see Horseshoe Casino, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Washington DC tour planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Washington DC is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Washington DC is minus 14 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Washington DC, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Get out of town with these interesting Charlottesville side-trips: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Bearfence Mountain) and Luray (Stony Man Mountain Hike & Luray Caverns). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Monticello and deepen your understanding at Virginia Military Institute.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Washington DC to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Charlottesville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Luray, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Military Institute, Copper Fox Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip maker .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

3
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, adventure, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Navy Seal Monument, pause for some photo ops at Naval Aviation Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Children's Museum of Virginia, Chrysler Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art