8 days in Charlottesville, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Charlottesville, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Charlottesville
— 1 night
Washington DC
— 2 nights
New York City
— 3 nights



— 1 night


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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and then get a taste of the local shopping with C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville planning app.

Hat Yai, Thailand to Charlottesville is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Hat Yai to Charlottesville, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hat Yai in April, expect Charlottesville to be colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Charlottesville to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Washington DC sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Nature

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: highs in New York City hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods