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: Bangkok
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Richmond
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Bangkok

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.
Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Washington DC is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Washington DC to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 26th (Thu), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, do a tasting at Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery, and then steep yourself in history at Ellwood Manor. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at James Madison Museum, then do a tasting at Chateau MerrillAnne LLC, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Kirkland Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Orange, Ellwood Manor, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
A. Smith Bowman Distillery ©
A. Smith Bowman Distillery
Ellwood Manor ©
Ellwood Manor

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.
Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News), Smithfield (The Christmas Store & St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum) and Busch Gardens Williamsburg (in Williamsburg). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, take in the pleasant sights at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, and visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Comfort Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Virginia Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, Virginia Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Smithfield, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, The Mariners' Museum & Park, Old Point Comfort Lighthouse
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

3
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monticello (in Charlottesville) and Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg & Historic Jamestowne). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, test your team's savvy at Escape Old Towne - Escape Rooms, stroll the grounds of African Burial Ground, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blandford Church and Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond journey planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Richmond sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Petersburg, Monticello
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Monticello ©
Monticello