15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mount Vernon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Arlington
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
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.
Wright Brothers National Memorial and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will appeal to museum buffs. Kids will enjoy Virginia Beach and Jockey's Ridge State Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and pause for some photo ops at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip maker app .

Atlanta to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jockey's Ridge State Park, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, then contemplate the long history of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yorktown Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Yorktown Beach
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

2
nights
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Pohick Church, steep yourself in history at George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, and then admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ford Orientation Center, then contemplate the long history of Birthplace National Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Indian Head Rail Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Port Tobacco Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mount Vernon planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Mount Vernon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Williamsburg in July since evenings lows in Mount Vernon dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Historic Port Tobacco Village, Indian Head Rail Trail
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George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Pohick Church ©
Pohick Church

4
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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore), Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Dragon Distillery, LLC (in Frederick). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Antietam National Battlefield, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planner.

Getting from Mount Vernon to Washington DC by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg National Military Park, Dragon Distillery, LLC, Antietam National Battlefield, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
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 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Little Library, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, pause for some photo ops at Pentagon Memorial, then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arlington trip planner .

Arlington is very close to Washington DC. In July in Arlington, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Old Town, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Little Library
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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