8 days in Washington DC & Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC & Virginia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC route builder website .

Dallas to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in June: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 86°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement and then don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. On the next day, make a splash at Water Country USA.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

1
night
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 29th (Fri), kick back and relax at Croatan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then stroll through Virginia Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner .

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park

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