60 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

60 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Capital Region USA attractions planner
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Baltimore
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 13 nights
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Assateague Island
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island
— 6 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 6 nights
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Richmond
— 7 nights
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Charlottesville
— 7 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 7 nights
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Natural Bridge
— 5 nights
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Baltimore — 6 nights

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Quiet Waters Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Annapolis (Annapolis Historic District & U.S. Naval Academy). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, learn about all things military at Historic Ships in Baltimore, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sherwood Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baltimore holiday builder site.

Brisbane, Australia to Baltimore is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Baltimore is minus 15 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Baltimore hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 13 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tidal Basin and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Great Falls Park (in McLean). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, take a stroll through Capitol Hill, visit Georgetown, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online road trip planner.

You can drive from Baltimore to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Assateague Island.
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Assateague Island — 1 night

On the 14th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Assateague Island National Seashore.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Assateague Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Washington DC to Assateague Island. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in Assateague Island are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chincoteague Island.
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Chincoteague Island — 6 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Chincoteague and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Get out of town with these interesting Chincoteague Island side-trips: Cambridge (Long Wharf Park & Neild Museum and Herb Garden) and Salisbury (Ben's Red Swings Community Playground, Salisbury Zoo, &more). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, look for gifts at MamerSass, and make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island. In May in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 6 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Virginia Beach. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (in Cape Charles), Yorktown (Colonial Parkway & Yorktown Battlefield) and Water Country USA (in Williamsburg). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Military Aviation Museum, step aboard Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus, admire the natural beauty at Norfolk Botanical Garden, and deepen your understanding at First Landing State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach planner.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 7 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Chatham Manor (in Fredericksburg) and Williamsburg (Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Governor's Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Maymont, contemplate the waterfront views at James River, walk around Capitol Square Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond vacation planning app.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 7 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Beer Tastings & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Luray (The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum & Stony Man Mountain Overlook), Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center (in Spotsylvania) and Lexington (Virginia Military Institute & University Chapel & Galleries). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bold Rock Hard Cider.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip planner.

Getting from Richmond to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 7 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Rag Mountain Hike and Dark Hollow Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenandoah National Park: Moss Vineyards (in Dyke), SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton) and Highland County Museum (in McDowell). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns, trek along Whiteoak Canyon Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain, and take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Natural Bridge.
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Natural Bridge — 5 nights

Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Virginia Safari Park and Natural Bridge State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Natural Bridge: Roaring Run Falls (in Eagle Rock), Homestead Old Course (in Hot Springs) and Jackson River Scenic Trail (in Covington). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Valley Farm Brewery, and go for a walk through Dinosaur Kingdom II.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Natural Bridge online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Natural Bridge in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Natural Bridge: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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