9 days in Washington DC, Jacksonville & Charleston Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC, Jacksonville & Charleston Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Jacksonville
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Charleston
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arlington National Cemetery, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National World War II Memorial, and other attractions. On the 26th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

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Dexter to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dexter in March: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 55°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Jacksonville.
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Jacksonville — 3 nights

Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Lookout National Seashore as well as Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Jacksonville side-trips: Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex (in Wrightsville Beach), North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (in Pine Knoll Shores) and Airlie Gardens (in Wilmington).

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You can drive from Washington DC to Jacksonville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: highs in Jacksonville hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 42°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Your day by day itinerary now includes New River Gorge Bridge as well as Kanawha State Forest. On the 2nd (Sat), take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kanawha State Forest.

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Getting from Jacksonville to Charleston by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jacksonville in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Charleston, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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