9 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip planner .

New York City to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors Tours Shopping

3
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Get in touch with nature at Sandbridge Beach and Virginia Beach. Bring the kids along to Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and Neptune's Park. It doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. You will leave for Williamsburg on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace. On your second day here, cool off at Water Country USA.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg journey site .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Maryland Zoo. On the 21st (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Maryland Zoo, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel website .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Maryland Zoo
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