60 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

60 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Capital Region USA route planner
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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Luray
— 6 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 6 nights
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Damascus
— 2 nights
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Bedford
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 6 nights
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Williamsburg
— 6 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 6 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 5 nights
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Ocean City
— 5 nights
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Baltimore
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Washington DC — 7 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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC day trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Washington DC is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In May, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.
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Luray — 6 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.
Explore Luray's surroundings by going to Winchester (Patsy Cline Historic House & Rocking S Ranch), Belle Grove Plantation (in Middletown) and Culpeper National Cemetery (in Culpeper). There's lots more to do: hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, stroll through Kennedy Peak Hike, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits, and take in the history at New Market State Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luray tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Washington DC to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in June, Luray is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Shenandoah National Park.
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Shenandoah National Park — 6 nights

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Shenandoah National Park side-trips: Grand Caverns (in Grottoes), Highland County Museum (in McDowell) and DuCard Vineyards (in Etlan). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dickey Ridge Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain, and take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park itinerary builder website.

Getting from Luray to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Damascus.
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Damascus — 2 nights

Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. On the 17th (Sat), stroll around Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, then admire the majestic nature at Grayson Highlands State Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whitetop Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Shuttle Shack, then grab your bike and head to Adventure Damascus Bicycles, and then hike along Appalachian Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Damascus trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Damascus by car takes about 4.5 hours. June in Damascus sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Bedford.
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Bedford — 2 nights

Bedford is an incorporated town and former independent city located within Bedford County in the U.S. state of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, and then relax in the rural setting at A.J. Gross & Sons Orchard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Bedford Boys Tribute Center, then see the interesting displays at Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, and then contemplate the long history of Booker T. Washington National Monument.

Start your trip to Bedford by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Damascus to Bedford by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Charlottesville side-trips: Canal Basin Square (in Scottsville), Fluvanna Heritage Trail (in Palmyra) and Orange (James Madison Museum & Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation). The adventure continues: stroll through Monticello, deepen your understanding at Virginia Military Institute, make a trip to The Cheese Shop, and stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville vacation builder tool.

Drive from Bedford to Charlottesville in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 6 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: Newport News (The Mariners' Museum and Park & The Noland Trail) and Smithfield (St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum & Windsor Castle Park). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Fri) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, stroll around Colonial National Historical Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bede Catholic Church.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Virginia Beach: Henricus Historical Park (in Chester), Petersburg National Battlefield Park (in Petersburg) and Norfolk (The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Scotch and Soda the Lions, &more). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.
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Chincoteague Island — 5 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chincoteague Island side-trips: Crisfield Heritage Foundation (in Crisfield) and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (in Cambridge). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some photo ops at Chincoteague Island Waterman's Memorial, don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, and walk around Donald J. Leonard Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Chincoteague Island trip website.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Chincoteague Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ocean City.
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Ocean City — 5 nights

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ocean City: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park (in Church Creek), Salisbury (Ben's Red Swings Community Playground, Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, &more) and Choptank River Lighthouse (in Cambridge). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk, make a trip to Main Street Berlin, and see the top attractions with Ayers Creek Adventures.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ocean City trip planner.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Ocean City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baltimore: Emmitsburg (National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes & National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton), Carroll Creek Linear Park (in Frederick) and Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy & Family Fishing Adventures). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, examine the collection at American Visionary Art Museum, explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baltimore route planner.

Getting from Ocean City to Baltimore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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