7 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

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7 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

Start: Williamsburg
Drive:  3​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
End: Williamsburg

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.
On the 6th (Thu), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route planner.

Williamsburg to Washington DC is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Arlington, Sagamore Spirit Distillery
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Bassett Hall and Historic Jamestowne. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Charles Beach and Colonial Parkway. Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: The Noland Trail (in Newport News) and Berkeley Plantation (in Charles City). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, and learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg online visit planner .

You can drive from Washington DC to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Yorktown, Berkeley Plantation, Cape Charles Beach, The Noland Trail
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Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall

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