9 days in Williamsburg & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Williamsburg & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in Williamsburg & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 45​min
1
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rapid City

3
nights
Williamsburg

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.
Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts & St. John's Episcopal Church) and Kings Dominion (in Doswell). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, stop by R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store, contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, and make a splash at Water Country USA.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip maker .

Rapid City to Williamsburg is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Rapid City in May, expect Williamsburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Kings Dominion
Highlights from your plan
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

5
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: Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore), Dragon Distillery, LLC (in Frederick) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dragon Distillery, LLC, Horseshoe Casino, Old Rag Mountain Hike, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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