21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Washington DC
— 12 nights
2
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
3
Columbia
— 2 nights
4
Bryson City
— 3 nights

12
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Antietam National Battlefield and Matapeake Clubhouse and Beach. Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum (in Chesapeake Beach), Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian) and Rockville (Meadowside Nature Center & Croydon Creek Nature Center). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Washington DC. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Rockville, Arlington, Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum, Scott's Run Nature Preserve
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at First Landing State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, thensample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, thensee the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): browse for treasures at Virginia Beach Antique Mall, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach visit planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company

2
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a town in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Vineyards On The Scuppernong, play a few rounds at Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation, and then make a trip to Newbold-White House.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Columbia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Columbia in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Columbia

Wineries Golf Parks

Side Trip

Hertford
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Vineyards On The Scuppernong ©
Vineyards On The Scuppernong
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Newbold-White House ©
Newbold-White House

3
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Visit Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Clingmans Dome. Change things up with these side-trips from Bryson City: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Chimney Tops Trail & Townsend Wye). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bryson City attractions website.

Drive from Columbia to Bryson City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Columbia in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryson City: highs are around °F and lows about °F. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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