7 days in Williamsburg, Washington DC & Alexandria Itinerary

7 days in Williamsburg, Washington DC & Alexandria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Alpharetta
Drive:  10 h
1
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Alpharetta

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Busch Gardens Williamsburg as well as Water Country USA. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne and then cool off at Water Country USA.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg vacation planning website.

Alpharetta to Williamsburg is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
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 as well as Lincoln Memorial. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Ford's Theatre, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at White House, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Alexandria.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old Town and then admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Alexandria, use our trip itinerary maker.

Alexandria is just a stone's throw from Washington DC. In July in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

George Washington's Mount Vernon
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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Old Town ©
Old Town

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