9 days in Washington DC, Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

9 days in Washington DC, Williamsburg & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Washington DC

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at White House, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

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Columbus to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in July, with highs in Washington DC at 89°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Williamsburg

— 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.
On the 14th (Wed), make a splash at Water Country USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Washington DC to Williamsburg in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Virginia Beach

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Thu), go for a walk through King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums