44 days in Seattle & Fredericksburg Itinerary

44 days in Seattle & Fredericksburg Itinerary

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44 days in Seattle & Fredericksburg Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  93​h
1
Seattle
— 20 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 18 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

20
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bainbridge Island Brewing (in Bainbridge Island), Langley (Whidbey Island Distillery, Double Bluff Brewing Company, & more) and Everett (Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum & Spencer Island Park). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel planner.

Washington DC to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellevue, Woodinville, Langley, Bothell
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

18
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to Luray (Luray Caverns, Stony Man Mountain Overlook, & more), Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive, Old Rag Mountain Hike, & more) and Charlottesville (Carter Mountain Orchard, Monticello, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, and join the crowd at Dominion Speedway.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Fredericksburg takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Fredericksburg. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect nights in Fredericksburg to be little chillier, around 36°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Luray, Shenandoah National Park, Culpeper, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Monticello ©
Monticello
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

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