11 days in Virginia, Washington DC & North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in Virginia, Washington DC & North Carolina Itinerary

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Arlington
— 1 night
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
3
Leesburg
— 3 nights
4
Nags Head
— 3 nights

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, then stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington online trip planner.

Minneapolis to Arlington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Minneapolis to Arlington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, expect Arlington to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Riversdale House Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Washington DC is just a short distance from Arlington. In April, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Leesburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Riversdale House Museum
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Eastern Market ©
Eastern Market

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Leesburg

Leesburg ©
Leesburg is a historic town within and the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Artworks. Step out of the city life by going to Antietam National Battlefield and C&O Canal Hike at Point of Rocks Boat Ramp. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leesburg: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Devils Den), Stony Man Mountain Overlook (in Luray) and Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Leesburg online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Washington DC to Leesburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Leesburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Antietam National Battlefield, Stony Man Mountain Overlook, C&O Canal Hike at Point of Rocks Boat Ramp, Old Rag Mountain Hike
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Visiting Frisco Beach and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Currituck Beach in Corolla (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial and look for gifts at Mom's Sweet Shop.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head itinerary builder site.

Fly from Leesburg to Nags Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nags Head when traveling from Leesburg in May, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Hatteras Island, Corolla, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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