48 days in Washington DC, Richmond & Charleston Itinerary

48 days in Washington DC, Richmond & Charleston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Washington DC
— 24 nights
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Richmond
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Charleston
— 15 nights
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Washington DC

— 24 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: Gettysburg (Devils Den, Little Round Top, &more), Baltimore (National Aquarium, Horseshoe Casino, &more) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Washington DC online route planner.

Glasgow, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in May, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Richmond

— 8 nights

The River City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Smithfield (1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, &more), Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, &more) and Virginia Beach (Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, hike along The Noland Trail, deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and steep yourself in history at African Burial Ground.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Richmond online tour planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Richmond sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Charleston

— 15 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw), Beaufort (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more) and Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet). Next up on the itinerary: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

Getting from Richmond to Charleston by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Richmond in June, Charleston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips