28 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

28 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Baltimore
— 3 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Richmond
— 4 nights
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Charlottesville
— 5 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of African American History and Culture and Capitol Hill. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery capture your imagination. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Town, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Washington DC is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Washington DC is minus 10.5 hours. When traveling from Colombo in October, plan for slightly colder days in Washington DC, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Step out of the city life by going to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Charm City Helicopters. Let the collections at U.S. Naval Academy and The Walters Art Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Baltimore to go to Annapolis and see Annapolis Historic District, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at American Visionary Art Museum, wander the streets of Fell's Point, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Baltimore day trip app.

You can drive from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for gifts at MamerSass, and then get thoroughly spooked out with Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Chincoteague Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

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Gift & Specialty Shop
MamerSass
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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©

The Resort City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Virginia Beach and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Yorktown Battlefield and Nauticus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Military Aviation Museum, steep yourself in history at Cape Henry Lighthouse, buy something for everyone on your list at Virginia Beach Antique Mall, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Richmond

Richmond ©

The River City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Governor's Palace and Public Hospital Museum. Let the collections at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Colonial Williamsburg capture your imagination. Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Pamplin Historical Park (in Petersburg) and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church (in Williamsburg). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tredegar Iron Works, steep yourself in history at St. John's Episcopal Church, brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, and shop like a local with Carytown.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond trip builder.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Richmond, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Get some historical perspective at Natural Bridge State Park and James Madison's Montpelier. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Frontier Culture Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Lexington (Stonewall Jackson House & Lee Chapel and Museum), Staunton (Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum & Camera Heritage Museum) and The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox (in Appomattox). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, trek along Riverwalk Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with King Family Vineyards, and deepen your understanding at University of Virginia.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville journey planning app.

You can drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 15th (Sun), cruise along Skyline Drive, then Head underground at Grand Caverns, and then stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then learn about winemaking at DuCard Vineyards.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. November in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Skyline Drive
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