16 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

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16 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Petersburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Barboursville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Denver

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, then sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, and finally stop by Mermaid Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Naval Aviation Monument.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Denver to Virginia Beach is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Virginia Beach is 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Virginia Beach, with lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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.
Popular historic sites such as Governor's Palace and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Colonial Williamsburg and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Yorktown Battlefield, admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, and stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip planner .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Yorktown
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Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall
Yorktown Battlefield ©
Yorktown Battlefield

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw is a town in and the county seat of Richmond County, Virginia, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Essex County Museum and Historical Society and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Hague Winery and Menokin. Explore Warsaw's surroundings by going to Piney Point Lighthouse (in Piney Point), Historic Christ Church (in Irvington) and Good Luck Cellars (in Kilmarnock). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Slack Winery and contemplate the long history of Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Warsaw in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Hague, Historic Christ Church, Slack Winery, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park, Essex County Museum and Historical Society
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Menokin ©
Menokin
Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern ©
Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern

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nights
Petersburg

Petersburg ©
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. On the 27th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fan District, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally wander the streets of Carytown. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Farmers Bank, contemplate the long history of Virginia Capitol Building, then contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Westover Plantation.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Petersburg trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Warsaw to Petersburg in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barboursville.

Things to do in Petersburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, Westover Plantation
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

2
nights
Barboursville

Barboursville ©
Barboursville is an unincorporated community in Albemarle, Orange, and Greene counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, contemplate the long history of Michie Tavern ca. 1784, and then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ellwood Manor, contemplate the long history of Brandy Station Foundation, and then contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Barboursville holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Petersburg to Barboursville in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Barboursville

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Brandy Station Foundation, James Madison's Montpelier, Ellwood Manor
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

3
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.
Old Town and Tomb of the Unknowns will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Capitol Hill and National Portrait Gallery. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary app .

Drive from Barboursville to Washington DC in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, Horseshoe Casino, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town

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