8 days in Fairfax County & Huntsville Itinerary

8 days in Fairfax County & Huntsville Itinerary

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8 days in Fairfax County & Huntsville Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Chantilly
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Chantilly

Chantilly ©
Chantilly is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at George Washington's Mount Vernon, steep yourself in history at Sully Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Skyline Drive.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chantilly road trip planning website .

Washington DC to Chantilly is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chantilly, with lows around 35°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off toHuntsville.

Things to do in Chantilly

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

George Washington's Mount Vernon, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

4
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Chattanooga (Escape Mission Chattanooga, Tennessee Aquarium, & more) and Rock City (in Lookout Mountain). The adventure continues: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Delano Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Huntsville trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chantilly to Huntsville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chantilly to Huntsville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chantilly in November, with highs in Huntsville at 63°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chattanooga, Delano Park, Rock City
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

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