29 days in Washington DC & Richmond Itinerary

29 days in Washington DC & Richmond Itinerary

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29 days in Washington DC & Richmond Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Richmond
— 12 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

16
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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Dutch Country Farmers Market (in Laurel), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring (in Sandy Spring). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC attractions planner.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC. In August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Baltimore, Frederick, Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

12
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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.
Attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Monticello (in Charlottesville), Williamsburg (Water Country USA, Colonial Williamsburg, & more) and Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, Virginia Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, appreciate the history behind Bill Bojangles Robinson Monument, get lost in a book at Library of Virginia, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Richmond sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Richmond, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Smithfield, Blandford Church and Cemetery, Tom Leonard's Farmer's Market
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

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