8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
bus:  3​h
1
Luray
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h
4
Washington DC
— 1 night
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): cool off at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, trek along Stony Man Mountain Hike, and then admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive.

Before you visit Luray, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Washington DC to Luray is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in May since evenings lows in Luray dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Copper Fox Distillery, Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, Shenandoah Caverns, Skyline Drive
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
Shenandoah Caverns ©
Shenandoah Caverns

1
night
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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.
For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Luray to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a splash at Water Country USA.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for Washington DC on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress and then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Washington DC trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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