4 days in Herndon & Lexington Itinerary

4 days in Herndon & Lexington Itinerary

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4 days in Herndon & Lexington Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  45​min
1
Herndon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Herndon

Herndon ©
Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then explore and take pictures at Frying Pan Farm Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Herndon trip planner.

Washington DC to Herndon is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington DC in May, Herndon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Herndon

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
Frying Pan Farm Park ©
Frying Pan Farm Park
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, then identify plant and animal life at Virginia Safari Park, and then view the masterpieces at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Lee Chapel and Museum, explore and take pictures at Virginia Military Institute, then steep yourself in history at Washington and Lee University, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Natural Bridge of Virginia.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lexington travel route builder site .

You can drive from Herndon to Lexington in 3 hours. When traveling from Herndon in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lexington: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Natural Bridge, National D-Day Memorial
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National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Virginia Military Institute ©
Virginia Military Institute