16 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

16 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Virginia itinerary planner
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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Purcellville
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Purcellville
— 4 nights
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Alexandria
— 11 nights
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Purcellville — 4 nights

Purcellville is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. Bring the kids along to The Washington & Old Dominion Trail and Franklin Park. Step out of Purcellville with an excursion to Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve in Broad Run--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, trek along Raven Rocks, view the masterpieces at Gallery On Madison, and stop by The Aldie Peddler.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Purcellville travel route planner.

San Francisco to Purcellville is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Purcellville: highs are around 87°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Alexandria.
Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums
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Alexandria — 11 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Family-friendly places like Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will thrill your kids. Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center (in Spotsylvania), Chatham Manor (in Fredericksburg) and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (in Vienna). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, and cool off at Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip builder site.

You can drive from Purcellville to Alexandria in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Purcellville in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Alexandria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips