29 days in Charlottesville & Seattle Itinerary

29 days in Charlottesville & Seattle Itinerary

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29 days in Charlottesville & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Charlottesville
— 11 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 16 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

11
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Monticello and Old Rag Mountain Hike. Visit Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Luray Caverns for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: The Natural Bridge of Virginia (in Natural Bridge), Appomattox (Appomattox Station Battlefield Park & McLean House) and Lexington (Washington and Lee University & Lee Chapel and Museum). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Ivy Creek Natural Area. There's still lots to do: hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike, take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain, contemplate the long history of Belle Grove Plantation, and gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville day trip app .

Washington DC to Charlottesville is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Washington DC in June, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Appomattox, Lexington, Luray, Canal Basin Square
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

16
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Relax by the water at Alki Beach and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Lower Big Quilcene Trail will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Mount Ellinor), Renton (Jimi Hendrix Grave Site & Renton History Museum) and Soos Creek Botanical Garden (in Auburn). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Space Needle, hike along Snoqualmie Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seahurst Beach Park, and stroll around Discovery Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Charlottesville to Seattle in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlottesville to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charlottesville in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sequim, Olympic National Park, Tacoma, Kirkland, Woodinville
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal

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