7 days in Washington DC & North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC & North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in Washington DC & North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Raleigh
— 2 nights
fly:  8​h
End: Newark

3
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 Ford's Theatre. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, look for gifts at Politics & Prose Bookstore, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and look for all kinds of wild species at Scott's Run Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip maker tool .

Newark to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in April, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes North Carolina Zoo, Paddle Creek, Cipher Escape, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): find your balance on the water with Paddle Creek. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Carolina Zoo.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh day trip planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cipher Escape, Paddle Creek, North Carolina Zoo, Museum of Life + Science
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Life + Science ©
Museum of Life + Science
Paddle Creek ©
Paddle Creek
Cipher Escape ©
Cipher Escape

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