9 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

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9 days in Washington DC & Williamsburg Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Washington DC

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.
U.S. Naval Academy and National Air and Space Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Capitol Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Gettysburg National Cemetery (in Gettysburg). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, U.S. Naval Academy, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Gettysburg National Cemetery
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Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

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 29th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at York River State Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
York River State Park ©
York River State Park

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