16 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

16 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Capital Region USA visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Baltimore, Bus to Ocean City
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Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Ocean City

— 2 nights

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Ocean City is known for beaches, theme parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Ayers Creek Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean City Beach, stroll around Northside Park, and play a few rounds at Lost Treasure Golf.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ocean City trip maker website.

London, UK to Ocean City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Ocean City hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

— 2 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, then let the kids burn off some steam at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, and then get a dose of the wild on Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Chincoteague Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Noland Trail in Newport News (about 36 minutes away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Sun) at Water Country USA. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg route maker website.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Luray

— 2 nights

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): Head underground at Grand Caverns, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luray day trip tool.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Luray in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, things will get slightly colder in Luray: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 6 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Luray to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Luray in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums