60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  15​min
1
Alexandria
— 10 nights
bus:  15​min
2
Mount Vernon
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Woodbridge
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Lynchburg
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Chase City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Petersburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Hopewell
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Richmond
— 9 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Ashland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
11
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
End: Washington DC

10
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. Get out of town with these interesting Alexandria side-trips: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore), Miniature Train and Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park (in Wheaton) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alexandria trip maker site .

Washington DC to Alexandria is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a subway. In December, daytime highs in Alexandria are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washington DC, Arlington, Gettysburg, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, Miniature Train and Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Waterfront ©
Old Town Waterfront
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

3
nights
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Vernon: Calvert Cliffs State Park (in Lusby), The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum (in Waldorf) and Thomas Stone National Historic Site (in Port Tobacco). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Fort Washington Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, admire all the interesting features of "On Watch" Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bernadette Catholic Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mount Vernon attractions planner.

Mount Vernon is just a short distance from Alexandria. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Vernon when traveling from Alexandria in December, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Woodbridge.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calvert Cliffs State Park, St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Fort Washington Park, The Dr. Samuel Mudd House & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fort Washington Park ©
Fort Washington Park
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
St. Bernadette Catholic Church ©
St. Bernadette Catholic Church

6
nights
Woodbridge

Woodbridge ©
Woodbridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States, located 20mi south of Washington, D.C. Explore Woodbridge's surroundings by going to Philip Carter Winery (in Hume), Front Royal (Chester Gap Cellars & Brown's Pastimes Decor) and Aldie Mill Historic Park (in Aldie). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park Visitors Contact Station. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps, get your game on at Laser Quest Potomac Mills, steep yourself in history at Rippon Lodge, and stop by Simpatico Itay's Finest.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Woodbridge day trip website .

Woodbridge is very close to Mount Vernon. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Woodbridge

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

St. Michaels, Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park Visitors Contact Station, Burke Lake Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Philip Carter Winery
Highlights from your plan
Burke Lake Park ©
Burke Lake Park
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Laser Quest Potomac Mills ©
Laser Quest Potomac Mills

8
nights
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Explore Lynchburg's surroundings by going to The Cheese Shop (in Stuarts Draft), National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford) and Staunton (Trinity Episcopal Church & Artful Gifts). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Moss Arts Center, catch the contagious excitement of Virginia Horse Center, make a trip to Starlite Drive-In, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lynchburg trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Woodbridge to Lynchburg in 3.5 hours. December in Lynchburg sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Chase City.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Roanoke, Lexington, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Barren Ridge Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre ©
Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre

5
nights
Chase City

Chase City ©
Chase City is a town in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States. Kids will enjoy Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chase City: Conservators Center (in Burlington), Chapel Hill (The Chapel of the Cross, Coker Arboretum, & more) and Virginia International Raceway (in Alton). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at National D-Day Memorial, examine the collection at MacCallum More Museum and Gardens, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Curious Peddler, and immerse yourself in nature at Holliday Lake State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chase City trip planner.

Getting from Lynchburg to Chase City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Chase City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chapel Hill, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, National D-Day Memorial, Holliday Lake State Park, Virginia International Raceway
Highlights from your plan
MacCallum More Museum and Gardens ©
MacCallum More Museum and Gardens
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial

4
nights
Petersburg

Petersburg ©
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. Kids will enjoy Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Petersburg: Chesapeake (Greenbrier Mall & Chesapeake Arboretum) and Suffolk (Riddick's Folly House Museum & Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Henricus Historical Park, see the interesting displays at Pocahontas Island Black History Museum, and browse the different shops at Southpark Mall.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Petersburg trip planner .

You can drive from Chase City to Petersburg in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hopewell.

Things to do in Petersburg

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suffolk, Chesapeake, Magnolia Grange, Southpark Mall, Henricus Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Riddick's Folly House Museum ©
Riddick's Folly House Museum
Centre Hill Mansion ©
Centre Hill Mansion

4
nights
Hopewell

Hopewell ©
Hopewell is an independent city adjacent to Prince George County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Explore Hopewell's surroundings by going to Magnolia Grange (in Chesterfield), Smithfield (St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, The Christmas Store, & more) and Kings Dominion (in Doswell). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Menokin, tee off at Mattaponi Springs Golf Club, don't miss a visit to General Grant's Headquarters at City Point, and do a tasting at Upper Shirley.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hopewell trip itinerary planner.

Hopewell is very close to Petersburg. In January, daily temperatures in Hopewell can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Hopewell

Historic Sites Theme Parks Golf

Side Trips

Smithfield, Magnolia Grange, Mattaponi Springs Golf Club, Kings Dominion, Menokin
Highlights from your plan
Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©

9
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Buckroe Beach and Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, & more), Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (in Charlottesville) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, and contemplate the long history of Meadow Farm Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip site .

Richmond is just a short distance from Hopewell. In January in Richmond, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, The Mariners' Museum & Park, Monticello, Buckroe Beach and Park
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

3
nights
Ashland

Ashland ©
Ashland is a town located 15 miles north of Richmond along Interstate-95 and historic Route 1 in Hanover County, Virginia, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ashland: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Henricus Historical Park (in Chester) and Upper Shirley (in Charles City). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Kings Dominion, contemplate the long history of Magnolia Grange, and get engrossed in the history at Essex County Museum and Historical Society.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ashland driving holiday planner.

Ashland is just a stone's throw from Richmond. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Falmouth.

Things to do in Ashland

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Magnolia Grange, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Kings Dominion, Menokin, Upper Shirley
Highlights from your plan
Ashland Museum ©
Ashland Museum
Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stafford County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of White Oak Civil War Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Overall Run Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Government Island and then play a few rounds at Augustine Golf Club.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Falmouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ashland to Falmouth takes an hour. In January in Falmouth, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Stafford, Overall Run Falls
Highlights from your plan
Government Island ©
Government Island
White Oak Civil War Museum ©
White Oak Civil War Museum
Overall Run Falls ©
Overall Run Falls

5
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to Reynard Florence Vineyard (in Barboursville), SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton) and Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in McGaheysville). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, look for gifts at Sugar + Spruce Bath & Body, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Salem Church, and get outside with Big Schloss.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary maker .

Fredericksburg is very close to Falmouth. In January, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, Reynard Florence Vineyard, Shenandoah Valley Flea Market, Gray Ghost Winery
Highlights from your plan
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark ©
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
St George's Episcopal Church ©
St George's Episcopal Church

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