6 days in Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

6 days in Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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6 days in Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  28 h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Sandbridge Beach and Chicks Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Bassett Hall and Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Virginia Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum, Bassett Hall
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall
Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum ©
Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum

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