9 days in Charlottesville & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Charlottesville & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in Charlottesville & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  7 h
1
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
End: Kansas City

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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip itinerary planning website.

Kansas City to Charlottesville is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Charlottesville is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Wineries

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and Gettysburg National Military Park. Washington National Cathedral and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Artworks, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more), Gallery On Madison (in Middleburg) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by train from Charlottesville to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and subway. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Torpedo Factory Art Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Gallery On Madison
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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