29 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

29 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Capital Region USA trip itinerary planner
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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ocean City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Fly
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Abingdon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Cardiff

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Washington DC — 6 nights

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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cardiff to Washington DC. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in August; daily highs in Washington DC reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ocean City.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Ocean City — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Ocean City Beach and Ayers Creek Adventures will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, play a few rounds at Lost Treasure Golf, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll around Northside Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocean City trip itinerary website.

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 August, you will find days in Ocean City are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.
Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Chincoteague Island — 4 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours. Step out of Chincoteague Island with an excursion to Crisfield Heritage Foundation in Crisfield--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Bike Depot, let little ones run wild at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, and look for gifts at MamerSass.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island trip planner.

You can drive from Ocean City to Chincoteague Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

Virginia Beach — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum, and explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach travel route builder app.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Williamsburg — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Williamsburg side-trips: Newport News (The Noland Trail & The Mariners' Museum & Park). The adventure continues: cool off at Water Country USA, contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, shop like a local with Williamsburg Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Scotland House, Ltd..

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Williamsburg sightseeing planner.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Abingdon.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip

Abingdon — 3 nights

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Appalachian Trail. Take a break from Abingdon with a short trip to Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, view the masterpieces at The Art Depot, explore by horseback at Virginia Creeper Trail Club, and grab your bike and head to Shuttle Shack.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Abingdon trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Williamsburg to Abingdon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Abingdon is a bit cooler than Williamsburg - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park — 3 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): Head underground at Grand Caverns and then explore the activities along Skyline Drive. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Abingdon to Shenandoah National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips