22 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

22 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

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22 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Ocean City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Winchester
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Horseshoe Casino about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip app .

Edinburgh, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In June, Washington DC is warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ocean City: Chincoteague Island (Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach, see the interesting displays at Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ocean City trip maker .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Ocean City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in Ocean City are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk

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.
Step out of Virginia Beach to go to Cape Charles and see Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Naval Aviation Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach day trip planning app .

Getting from Ocean City to Virginia Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Norfolk, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, cool off at Water Country USA, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, The Mariners' Museum & Park, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

3
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenandoah National Park: Charlottesville (Monticello & C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery), Luray (Stony Man Mountain Hike, Luray Caverns, & more) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). It doesn't end there: trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park trip planner .

Drive from Williamsburg to Shenandoah National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Shenandoah National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Luray, Charlottesville, Copper Fox Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

3
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls, then wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, and then take an in-depth tour of Washington County Rural Heritage Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Antietam National Battlefield and then don't miss a visit to Just Lookin.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Winchester planning website .

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Winchester in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Winchester can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Just Lookin, Cascade Falls, Antietam National Battlefield, Washington County Rural Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Cascade Falls ©
Cascade Falls