10 days in Washington DC, Virginia Beach & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC, Virginia Beach & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
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Pigeon Forge
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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 cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore hidden gems such as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder tool.

Dayton to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dayton in June, Washington DC is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens ©
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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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.
Military Aviation Museum and Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Virginia Beach and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Virginia Beach: Williamsburg (George Wythe House, Governor's Palace, &more) and The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, and contemplate the long history of Cape Henry Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, The Mariners' Museum & Park
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Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Forge Distillery and Mill Bridge Winery. Visiting Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Roaring Fork will get you outdoors. Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Gatlinburg Trail, look for gifts at Sandman's Workshop, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Pigeon Forge in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Zipline, Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse
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Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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