8 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
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Washington DC — 3 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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning tool.

Seattle to Washington DC is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Washington DC at 89°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement will thrill your kids. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Thu) at Water Country USA. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Washington DC to Williamsburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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