15 days in Virginia, Washington DC & Niagara Falls Itinerary

15 days in Virginia, Washington DC & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta, United States
Drive:  9 h
1
Charlottesville, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h
3
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Purcellville, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Williamsburg, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: Atlanta, United States

1
night
Charlottesville, United States

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Frontier Culture Museum, stroll the grounds of Dean Cemetery, and then admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville trip tool.

Atlanta to Charlottesville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta in June, Charlottesville is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Frontier Culture Museum
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

4
nights
Washington DC, United States

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Appreciate the collections at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercolours. Bring the kids along to Journey Behind the Falls and Studio Vine Glass. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at White Water Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 77°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Purcellville.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercolours
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White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

1
night
Purcellville, United States

Purcellville
Purcellville is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Purcellville holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Niagara Falls to Purcellville. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, expect Purcellville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 64°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Purcellville

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

4
nights
Williamsburg, United States

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.
Family-friendly places like Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement will thrill your kids. Appreciate the collections at Historic Jamestowne and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Take a break from Williamsburg with a short trip to Kings Dominion in Doswell, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, cool off at Water Country USA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg holiday planner.

You can drive from Purcellville to Williamsburg in 3 hours. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yorktown Battlefield, Kings Dominion
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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