48 days in Washington DC, Richmond & Charleston Itinerary

48 days in Washington DC, Richmond & Charleston Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Washington DC
— 24 nights
2
Richmond
— 8 nights
3
Charleston
— 15 nights

24
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Devils Den, Little Round Top, &more), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Baltimore (National Aquarium, Horseshoe Casino, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Washington DC online route planner.

Glasgow, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in May, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Baltimore, Arlington, Frederick, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

8
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Smithfield (1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, &more), Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, &more) and Virginia Beach (Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, hike along The Noland Trail, deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and steep yourself in history at African Burial Ground.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Richmond online tour planner.

Drive from Washington DC to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Richmond sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Smithfield, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Charlottesville
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

15
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beaufort (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more), The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw) and Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet). Next up on the itinerary: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

Getting from Richmond to Charleston by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Richmond in June, Charleston is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaufort, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, Litchfield Beach, Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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