5 days in Washington DC, Mount Vernon & Richmond Itinerary

5 days in Washington DC, Mount Vernon & Richmond Itinerary

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5 days in Washington DC, Mount Vernon & Richmond Itinerary

Start: Marion
Drive:  7​h
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mount Vernon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Marion

2
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Marion to Washington DC is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

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Traveling by car from Washington DC to Mount Vernon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mount Vernon when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 65°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©

1
night
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.
You've now added White House of the Confederacy to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy and then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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Traveling by car from Mount Vernon to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Richmond, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont
White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy

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