49 days in Washington DC, Virginia & New York City Itinerary

49 days in Washington DC, Virginia & New York City Itinerary

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Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
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Luray
— 4 nights
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
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Richmond
— 4 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 15 nights
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Islamabad

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Washington DC — 6 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Bi-Partisan Tour Company, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Washington DC is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Washington DC is minus 10 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Islamabad in November: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Fredericksburg — 5 nights

Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Warrenton (The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, Old Bust Head Brewing Company, &more), Quantico National Cemetery (in Quantico) and Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum (in Newburg). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Bacchus Winery, and browse the exhibits of Gari Melchers Home and Studio.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fredericksburg fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Washington DC to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fredericksburg, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luray.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries
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Luray — 4 nights

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Hawksbill Mountain) and Shenandoah National Park (in Front Royal). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Raptor Hill Falconry, Head underground at Luray Caverns, hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and stroll through Kennedy Peak Hike.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Luray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Charlottesville — 4 nights

Hoo-Ville

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park), Grand Caverns (in Grottoes) and Lexington (Virginia Military Institute & Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation, take an in-depth tour of Bedford Boys Tribute Center, pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, and steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville day trip tool.

Getting from Luray to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 4 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 Williamsburg (DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, Governor's Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, identify plant and animal life at Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Blandford Church and Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond trip tool.

Drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Richmond, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Virginia Beach — 5 nights

The Resort City

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.
Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Norfolk (Scotch and Soda the Lions, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, &more), Smithfield (Windsor Castle Park & St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum) and Colonial National Historical Park (in Williamsburg). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co., brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, cast your line with Tidewater Charters, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Noland Trail.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach journey planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Virginia Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.
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Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Chincoteague Island — 4 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Venture out of the city with trips to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (in Cambridge) and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park (in Church Creek). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, see the interesting displays at Chincoteague Bay Field Station, and view the masterpieces at Tryfan Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to New York City.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
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New York City — 15 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania, Mutter Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chincoteague Island in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.
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