8 days in Washington DC, Roanoke & Atlanta Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC, Roanoke & Atlanta Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC, Roanoke & Atlanta Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Roanoke
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of African American History and Culture and Capitol Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Shriver House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Little Round Top). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

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New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Old Town
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

2
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Episcopal Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Read Mountain Preserve, look for gifts at Chocolatepaper, then view the masterpieces at The Little Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech, trek along Huckleberry Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Bottom Creek Gorge.

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Traveling by combination of subway, bus, and flight from Washington DC to Roanoke takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in November since evenings lows in Roanoke dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech, Huckleberry Trail
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Read Mountain Preserve ©
Read Mountain Preserve
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Delta Flight Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, then admire the natural beauty at Swan House, then steep yourself in history at Margaret Mitchell House, and finally steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park.

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You can fly from Roanoke to Atlanta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Roanoke in November, expect Atlanta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
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Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta ©
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta
Swan House ©
Swan House

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