6 days in Washington DC & Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Washington DC & Virginia Itinerary

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6 days in Washington DC & Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Washington DC trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Edison to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Edison in March, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 2nd (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elkwallow Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at King Family Vineyards and then do a tasting at Veritas Vineyard & Winery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Copper Fox Distillery, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, King Family Vineyards, Walton's Mountain Museum
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King Family Vineyards ©
King Family Vineyards
Elkwallow Picnic Area ©
Elkwallow Picnic Area
Walton's Mountain Museum ©
Walton's Mountain Museum

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