30 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

30 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

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30 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Purcellville
— 15 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Alexandria
— 14 nights
train:  15​min
End: Washington DC

15
nights
Purcellville

Purcellville ©
Purcellville is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Purcellville side-trips: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), Ashburn (Chibis Indoor Playground & Silver Eagle Group) and Sterling (Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena, Potomack Lakes Sportsplex, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Washington & Old Dominion Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary, trek along Raven Rocks, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Purcellville trip planner .

Washington DC to Purcellville is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Purcellville when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Purcellville

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Leesburg, Sperryville, Sterling, Bluemont, Culpeper
Highlights from your plan
Raven Rocks ©
Raven Rocks
Frying Pan Farm Park ©
Frying Pan Farm Park
Silver Eagle Group ©
Silver Eagle Group

14
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alexandria: Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (in Vienna), Occoquan River (in Occoquan) and Great Falls Park (in McLean). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Town, stroll through Mount Vernon Trail, examine the collection at George Washington's Mount Vernon, and let little ones run wild at Grist Mill Park.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip planner .

Getting from Purcellville to Alexandria by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arlington, Fredericksburg, Springfield, Lorton, Woodbridge
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail