7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  3​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sandy Spring
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Mount Vernon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Williamsburg
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry online driving holiday planner .

Washington DC to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Harpers Ferry, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

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night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
You've now added Gettysburg National Military Park to your itinerary.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gettysburg trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Gettysburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. July in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sandy Spring.

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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

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Sandy Spring

Sandy Spring
Sandy Spring, Maryland is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland.GeographySandy Spring's boundaries are roughly Brooke Road and Dr. Underground Railroad Experience Trail Hikes has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sandy Spring online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Sandy Spring in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

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Outdoors Trails Parks

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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 list of things to see and do now includes National World War II Memorial, The National Archives Museum, President Lincoln's Cottage, and other attractions. Step out of Washington DC to go to Arlington and see Mount Vernon Trail, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

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You can drive from Sandy Spring to Washington DC in an hour. Traveling from Sandy Spring in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Arlington.

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Arlington
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail
National World War II Memorial ©
National World War II Memorial

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night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arlington road trip planning app .

Arlington is very close to Washington DC. July in Arlington sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Mount Vernon.
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Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial ©
Jefferson Memorial

few
hours
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mount Vernon trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Arlington to Mount Vernon in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arlington in July since evenings lows in Mount Vernon dip to 68°F. You'll set off for Williamsburg on the 5th (Mon).

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg
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.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mount Vernon to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 27th (Sat), you're off toFredericksburg.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Williamsburg to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Fredericksburg, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sun).

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