40 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

40 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Winchester
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Winchester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Baltimore
— 6 nights
Drive
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Washington DC
— 9 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 5 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 6 nights
Drive to Norfolk International Airport, Fly to Marrakech

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Winchester — 4 nights

Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winchester: Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Washington (Little Washington Spa & R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery). There's still lots to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, stroll through Rust Sanctuary, take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, and do a tasting at Mediterranean Cellars.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Winchester online tour itinerary planner.

Marrakech, Morocco to Winchester is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Marrakech to Winchester due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marrakech in March, plan for much colder days in Winchester, with highs around 11°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.
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Parks · Nature · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Baltimore — 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Baltimore side-trips: U.S. Naval Academy (in Annapolis), Robinson Nature Center (in Columbia) and Fishpaws Marketplace (in Arnold). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, savor the flavors at City Brew Tours Baltmore, see the interesting displays at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and pick up some new knowledge with Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Baltimore road trip planner.

Drive from Winchester to Baltimore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Baltimore sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Washington DC.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Washington DC — 9 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring (in Sandy Spring). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC route maker website.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Washington DC takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Washington DC sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Fredericksburg — 4 nights

Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Go for a jaunt from Fredericksburg to Culpeper to see Old House Vineyards about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, contemplate the long history of Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, stop by Sugar + Spruce Bath & Body, and take an in-depth tour of James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
Side Trips

Charlottesville — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Orange (Chateau MerrillAnne LLC & Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation), Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and Stony Man Mountain Overlook (in Luray). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, stop by SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns, and relax and rejuvenate at All's Well Massage Studio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.
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Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Williamsburg — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: Smithfield (Windsor Castle Park & St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum) and Newport News (The Noland Trail & The Mariners' Museum & Park). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Colonial National Historical Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, get a taste of the local shopping with Williamsburg Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Bassett Hall, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Williamsburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Virginia Beach — 6 nights

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.
Take a break from Virginia Beach with a short trip to Blandford Church and Cemetery in Petersburg, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co., examine the collection at Nauticus, get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach vacation planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Side Trips