29 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

29 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Ocean City
— 3 nights
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Cumberland
— 2 nights
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Luray
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
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Abingdon
— 2 nights
Drive to Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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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.
Visiting Tidal Basin and Worthington Manor Golf Club will get you outdoors. Head to Eastern Market and Waverly Street Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Billy Goat Trail (in Potomac), C&O Canal Hike at Point of Rocks Boat Ramp (in Point of Rocks) and RIO Washingtonian Center (in Gaithersburg). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get a taste of the local shopping with Madame Tussauds DC.

Plan my day in Washington DC using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Sydney, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Williamsburg

Colonial Capital

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.
Shop till you drop at Williamsburg Art Gallery and Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Bring the kids along to Colonial Williamsburg and Colonial National Historical Park. Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Newport News (The Noland Trail & The Mariners' Museum & Park). The adventure continues: make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historical Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

3
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Virginia Beach and Grommet Island Park. Attractions like Sandbridge Beach and Cape Charles Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Cape Charles (Kiptopeke State Park & Drizzles llc) and Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary (in Norfolk). There's much more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Story Jetty, and look for all kinds of wild species at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 23rd (Thu), head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and then stop by Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, grab your bike and head to Bike Depot, then make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, and finally view the masterpieces at Tryfan Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chincoteague Island itinerary planner.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Ocean City

The White Marlin Capital of the World

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Art League of Ocean City and Julia A. Purnell Museum. Kids will enjoy Ocean City Beach and Ocean City Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocean City: Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine (in Snow Hill) and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (in Cambridge). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links, stop by Ocean Gallery, view the masterpieces at Flashback Old Time Photos, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ocean City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Ocean City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Ocean City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cumberland.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

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Cumberland

Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Frederick State Park, stroll through Western Maryland Rail Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Allegheny Passage. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Rocky Gap State Park, explore the activities along Deep Creek Lake State Park, look for gifts at FireFly Farms, then immerse yourself in nature at Casselman River Bridge State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at New Germany State Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cumberland trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Cumberland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ocean City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Cumberland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Luray.

Things to do in Cumberland

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Luray

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Let the collections at Shenandoah Valley Artworks and Warehouse Art Gallery capture your imagination. Bring the kids along to Luray Caverns and Kennedy Peak Hike. Change things up with these side-trips from Luray: Buzzard Rock North (in Front Royal) and Strasburg (Strasburg Emporium Antiques & Woodbine Farm Market). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Stony Man Mountain Overlook, examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, trek along Luray Hawksbill Greenway, and get a taste of the local shopping with River District Arts.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luray vacation maker tool.

Getting from Cumberland to Luray by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Limberlost Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Skyline Drive and Mary's Rock Summit Trail. Explore Shenandoah National Park's surroundings by going to SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton) and Augusta Military Academy Museum (in Fort Defiance). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hawksbill Mountain, head outdoors with Shenandoah River Adventures, and admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Luray to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Abingdon.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Abingdon

Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): gear up at Adventure Damascus, trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, then stop by Abingdon Olive Oil Company, and finally ride a horse along Virginia Creeper Trail Club. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Channels Natural Area Preserve, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Middle Appalachians, then get a taste of the local shopping with Benjamin Walls Gallery, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Zephyr Antiques.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Abingdon trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Abingdon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October in Abingdon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abingdon

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips