7 days in Charlottesville, Mount Vernon & Washington DC Itinerary

7 days in Charlottesville, Mount Vernon & Washington DC Itinerary

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7 days in Charlottesville, Mount Vernon & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Drive:  4​h
1
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mount Vernon
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Murfreesboro

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville
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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville road trip app .

Bristol to Charlottesville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. November in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Wineries

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day
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of George Washington's Mount Vernon and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Vernon trip site .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Mount Vernon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Mount Vernon can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The National Archives Museum, United States Botanic Garden, International Spy Museum, and other attractions you added. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Mount Vernon to Washington DC in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Mount Vernon in November, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sat).

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 Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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