60 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

60 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Capital Region USA visit planner

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Washington DC
— 9 nights
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Baltimore
— 7 nights
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Winchester
— 5 nights
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Luray
— 5 nights
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Charlottesville
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
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Williamsburg
— 7 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 6 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 6 nights
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Washington DC

— 9 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Sydney, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 7 nights

City of Firsts

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Annapolis (St. John's College & U.S. Naval Academy), Lake Elkhorn Park (in Columbia) and National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes (in Emmitsburg). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baltimore Basilica, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Irvine Nature Center.

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You can drive from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winchester

— 5 nights
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Venture out of the city with trips to Surreybrooke Gardens (in Middletown), Purcellville (Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship & The Washington & Old Dominion Trail) and Rose Hill Cemetery (in Hagerstown). There's lots more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, take in the views from Burnside's Bridge, hike along C&O Canal Hike at Point of Rocks Boat Ramp, and view the masterpieces at Shenandoah Valley Artworks.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Winchester road trip planner.

Drive from Baltimore to Winchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Winchester when traveling from Baltimore in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Luray

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Endless Caverns (in New Market), Explore More Discovery Museum (in Harrisonburg) and Woodstock Tower Observation Site (in Woodstock). There's lots more to do: hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, admire the natural beauty at Birdsong Pleasure Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kennedy Peak Hike, and sample the tasty concoctions at Hawksbill Brewing Co.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Winchester to Luray takes 1.5 hours. May in Luray sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 6 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 Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park), Valley Pike Farm Market (in Weyers Cave) and Chateau MerrillAnne LLC (in Orange). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, pause for some photo ops at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottesville online tour planner.

You can drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 6 nights
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to North Anna Battlefield Park (in Ashland), Quantico National Cemetery (in Quantico) and Bayside Marina (in Colonial Beach). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, take in the history at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center, explore the world behind art at Gari Melchers Home and Studio, and get engrossed in the history at James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip website.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 7 nights

Colonial Capital

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: The Noland Trail (in Newport News), Chippokes Plantation State Park (in Surry) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Williamsburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Virginia Beach side-trips: Riddick's Folly House Museum (in Suffolk) and Norfolk (The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus, take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach road trip planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chincoteague Island: Salisbury (Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum & Ben's Red Swings Community Playground), Hopkins & Bros. Store (in Onancock) and Cambridge (Choptank River Lighthouse, Neild Museum and Herb Garden, &more). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: do sightseeing your way with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours, look for gifts at MamerSass, don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, and let the kids burn off some steam at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. June in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips