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Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Nashville


Arlington — 1 night

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial, and then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, wander the streets of Old Town, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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Nashville to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Nashville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Arlington, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Washington DC is just a stone's throw from Arlington. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Roanoke.
Museums · Nature · Parks

Roanoke — 1 night

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. On the 16th (Thu), look for gifts at Chocolatepaper, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Salt Foot Sanctuary, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Lick Brewing Company.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Roanoke takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Roanoke sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Spas · Shopping

Charlottesville — 1 night


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.
On the 17th (Fri), view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello, and then steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

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Traveling by car from Roanoke to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Williamsburg — 1 night

Colonial Capital

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 18th (Sat): explore the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then stop by Silver Hand Meadery.

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You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Corolla.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Corolla — 1 night

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk.

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Drive from Williamsburg to Corolla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Outer Banks travel guide

Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.