9 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

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Train to Airport Terminal B, Fly to Chincoteague Island
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 2 nights


Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chincoteague Island road trip app.

New York City to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; 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. You'll set off for Virginia Beach on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Virginia Beach

— 3 nights

The Resort City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Virginia Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and Neptune's Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach.

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Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You'll set off for Williamsburg on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums


— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Water Country USA.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip builder app.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. 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

Washington DC

— 2 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.
You've now added The Maryland Zoo to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Maryland Zoo, then 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. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum and then explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.