46 days in Capital Region USA & Marina del Rey Itinerary

46 days in Capital Region USA & Marina del Rey Itinerary

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46 days in Capital Region USA & Marina del Rey Itinerary

Start: Ostrava
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Winchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Luray
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Shenandoah National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Charlottesville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Williamsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
9
Marina del Rey
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Ostrava

4
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winchester: Frog Eye Farm (in Knoxville), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Cumberland (Charis Winery & Great Allegheny Passage). The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, take an in-depth tour of Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls, and stroll around Historic Morven Park.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic to Winchester is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Ostrava in December, expect nights in Winchester to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cumberland, Historic Morven Park, Frog Eye Farm, Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, Raven Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Cascade Falls ©
Cascade Falls

5
nights
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luray: Culpeper (Moving Meadows Farm & Culpeper National Cemetery), Buzzard Rock North (in Front Royal) and Big Schloss (in Woodstock). There's lots more to do: hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, learn about winemaking at Mediterranean Cellars, and stroll through Little Devil's Stairs Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luray trip planner .

Getting from Winchester to Luray by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sperryville, Culpeper, New Market State Historical Park, Whiteoak Canyon Falls, Buzzard Rock North
Highlights from your plan
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Birdsong Pleasure Garden ©
Birdsong Pleasure Garden

5
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenandoah National Park: Staunton (Star B Stables & Trinity Episcopal Church), McDowell Battlefield (in McDowell) and Mt. Crawford Creamery (in Mount Crawford). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain, trek along Appalachian Trail, and see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park trip maker website .

Getting from Luray to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Staunton, Brix and Columns Vineyards, Mineral Museum, McDowell Battlefield, Mt. Crawford Creamery
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

5
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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.
Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Lynchburg (Blackwater Creek Trail & Presbyterian Cemetery), Fluvanna Heritage Trail (in Palmyra) and Lexington (Museum of Military Memorabilia & Virginia Military Institute). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, appreciate the history behind National D-Day Memorial, experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Lexington, Bedford, Lynchburg, Fluvanna Heritage Trail, Open Gate Farm
Highlights from your plan
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Monticello ©
Monticello
Virginia Military Institute ©
Virginia Military Institute

4
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Virginia Beach: Norfolk (Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary & The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio), Hickory Ridge Farm (in Chesapeake) and Cape Charles (Bay Creek Golf Club & Drizzles). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, and learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Norfolk, Cape Charles, Hickory Ridge Farm
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

5
nights
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.
Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Blandford Church and Cemetery (in Petersburg), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond) and Smithfield (St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum & Windsor Castle Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Historic Jamestowne, and have fun at Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Williamsburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Smithfield, Newport News, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Blandford Church and Cemetery, Moore House
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

4
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: Patawomeck Park (in Stafford), Quantico National Cemetery (in Quantico) and Cavalier Sporting Clays (in Montpelier). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, walk around Smallwood Sate Park, look for gifts at Sugar + Spruce Bath & Body, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in December, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Fredericksburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Quantico National Cemetery, Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery, Dominion Speedway, Bayside Marina, Patawomeck Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Smallwood Sate Park ©
Smallwood Sate Park
Quantico National Cemetery ©
Quantico National Cemetery

6
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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

You can take a train from Fredericksburg to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marina del Rey.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
nights
Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey ©
Marina del Rey is an unincorporated seaside community and census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marina del Rey: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Camarillo Public Library (in Camarillo) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Santa Monica Museum of Art, explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, and stop by Bergamot Station.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marina del Rey day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Washington DC to Marina del Rey. Traveling from Washington DC to Marina del Rey, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Marina del Rey at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marina del Rey

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Public Library, Mulholland Drive, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Pro Sup Shop ©
Pro Sup Shop
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach