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

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Chantilly

Chantilly ©
Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Antietam National Battlefield and R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shenandoah Valley Artworks and ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chantilly: Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville), Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (in Charles Town) and Gallery On Madison (in Middleburg). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, take in the history at Manassas National Battlefield Park, do a tasting at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, and examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chantilly trip itinerary builder app .

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 in Chantilly, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Chantilly

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Reston, Gallery On Madison, Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Copper Fox Distillery
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate James Madison's Montpelier and Hollywood Cemetery. Fan District and Carytown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Shockoe Bottom Clay, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of Virginia Capitol Building, and brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond driving holiday planner .

Drive from Chantilly to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Richmond, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

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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 29th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach route maker tool .

You can drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Chantilly.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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Chantilly

Chantilly ©
Take a break from the city and head to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Berkeley Springs State Park. Head to Warehouse Art Gallery and Leesburg Corner Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Explore Chantilly's surroundings by going to The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum (in Luray), Harpers Ferry (St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, The Point, & more) and Little Washington Winery (in Washington). Enjoy Chantilly some more: learn about winemaking at DuCard Vineyards, look for gifts at The Aldie Peddler, and explore the world behind art at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chantilly tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Chantilly in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in January, things will get a bit cooler in Chantilly: highs are around 6°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chantilly

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Luray, The Aldie Peddler, Early Mountain Vineyards, Rappahannock Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Barrel Oak Winery ©
Barrel Oak Winery
Rappahannock Cellars ©
Rappahannock Cellars

1
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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 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and then steep yourself in history at Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arlington trip builder app .

Arlington is just a stone's throw from Chantilly. January in Arlington sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Old Town, Great Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Madame Tussauds DC, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Waverly Street Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Baltimore, Waverly Street Gallery
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral