4 days in Williamsburg, Charleston & Baltimore Itinerary

4 days in Williamsburg, Charleston & Baltimore Itinerary

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4 days in Williamsburg, Charleston & Baltimore Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Williamsburg
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Baltimore
— 1 night
train:  45​min
End: Washington DC

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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.
On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg and then shop like a local with Williamsburg Art Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg tour planner .

Washington DC to Williamsburg is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Charleston History Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Williamsburg to Charleston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Charleston is somewhat warmer than Williamsburg - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey
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Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Fell's Point, take in the exciting artwork at Loring Cornish Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baltimore road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Baltimore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Charleston in December, expect Baltimore to be slightly colder, temps between 50°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

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