19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chantilly
1
Chantilly
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Chantilly
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Washington DC
— 4 nights
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Chantilly

Chantilly ©
Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville), Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (in Charles Town) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Head underground at Skyline Caverns, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ono Brewing Company, and explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Chantilly

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catoctin Creek Distillery, Luray Caverns, Reston Town Center, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Richmond route planning app .

You can drive from Chantilly to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Richmond are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden ©
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and don't miss a visit to Flame of Hope Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Virginia Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Skystar Wheel
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Whitley's Peanut Factory.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip planner .

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Chantilly.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
George Wythe House ©
George Wythe House

2
nights
Chantilly

Chantilly ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Shenandoah Caverns (in Shenandoah Caverns), Luray (The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum & River Hill Wine & Spirits) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park). Enjoy Chantilly some more: wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, get great views at The Point, and steep yourself in history at Little Library.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chantilly trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chantilly in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Williamsburg in January; daily highs in Chantilly reach 6°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Chantilly

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Luray, Little Library, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Shenandoah Caverns, The Point
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
The Point ©
The Point

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site and then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

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Arlington is just a short distance from Chantilly. In January, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

4
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 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning tool .

Washington DC is just a stone's throw from Arlington. In January, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

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