32 days in Virginia & Washington State Itinerary

32 days in Virginia & Washington State Itinerary

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32 days in Virginia & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Sequim
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
7
Abingdon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun (in Ashburn). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, and step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington online trip builder .

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Loudoun, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

5
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.
Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll around Discovery Park, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Arlington to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In June, Seattle is slightly colder than Arlington - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Friday Harbor is known for wildlife, nature, museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore and take pictures at Horseshu Guest Ranch, head outdoors with Springtide Paddlesports, and get a taste of the local shopping with Island Studios.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Friday Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get a bit cooler in Friday Harbor: highs are around 69°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Sequim.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Reuben Tarte Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zip San Juan ©
Zip San Juan
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

2
nights
Sequim

Sequim ©
Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Purple Haze Lavender Farm, then admire all the interesting features of B&B Family Farm, then get outside with West Coast Spin Doctors, and finally get outside with Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Dungeness Landing County Park, then identify plant and animal life at Dungeness Recreation Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequim online attractions planner .

You can drive from Friday Harbor to Sequim in 4 hours. In June in Sequim, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Sequim

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
West Coast Spin Doctors ©
West Coast Spin Doctors
Purple Haze Lavender Farm ©
Purple Haze Lavender Farm

5
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Hurricane Ridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park day trip site .

You can take a bus from Sequim to Olympic National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Myrtle Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, and then admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Olympic National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in June, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

1
night
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): ride a horse along Virginia Creeper Trail Club and then trek along Virginia Creeper Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Birthplace of Country Music Museum, get engrossed in the history at Historical Society of Washington County, VA, then look for gifts at Abingdon Olive Oil Company, and finally see the interesting displays at Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Abingdon online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Abingdon. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Abingdon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Abingdon

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Virginia Creeper Trail
Highlights from your plan
Birthplace of Country Music Museum ©
Virginia Creeper Trail Club ©
Virginia Creeper Trail Club
Abingdon Olive Oil Company ©
Abingdon Olive Oil Company

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Abingdon to Charlottesville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Monticello ©
Monticello

4
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Smithfield (St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum & The Christmas Store) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Fri) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, and explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historic Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg tour builder website .

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Smithfield, The Mariners' Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

3
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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.
Step out of Virginia Beach with an excursion to Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Cape Charles--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, explore and take pictures at Battleship Wisconsin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

To plan Virginia Beach vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Norfolk, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

2
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Chincoteague Island

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 11th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island holiday maker app .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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