7 days in Williamsburg, Washington DC & Alexandria Itinerary

7 days in Williamsburg, Washington DC & Alexandria Itinerary

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7 days in Williamsburg, Washington DC & Alexandria Itinerary

Start: Alpharetta
Drive:  10​h
1
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Alpharetta

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Busch Gardens Williamsburg as well as Water Country USA. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne and then cool off at Water Country USA.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary planner .

Alpharetta to Williamsburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ford's Theatre as well as Lincoln Memorial. On the 23rd (Tue), catch a live performance at Ford's Theatre, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, ponder the world of politics at White House, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Alexandria.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 25th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Old Town and then admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria trip maker app .

Alexandria is very close to Washington DC. In July in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

George Washington's Mount Vernon
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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Old Town ©
Old Town

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