7 days in Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

7 days in Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

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7 days in Washington DC & Virginia Beach Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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.
Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Jennie Wade House, Shriver House Museum, & more), Fredericksburg (Chatham Manor, Chatham Manor, & more) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In August, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chrysler Museum of Art and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Explore hidden gems such as First Landing State Park and Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Williamsburg (Bruton Parish Episcopal Church & George Wythe House) and U.S. Army Transportation Museum (in Newport News). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, and examine the collection at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach travel route 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. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, U.S. Army Transportation Museum
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First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum ©
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art

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