10 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Northern Virginia Itinerary

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Washington ©
Washington is a town in and the county seat of Rappahannock County, Virginia, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sky Meadows State Park and R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery. Head to Moving Meadows Farm and Gallery On Madisonfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington: Culpeper (Museum of Culpeper History & Old House Vineyards), Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve (in Broad Run) and Hartland Family Orchard (in Markham). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Little Washington Winery, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, and view the masterpieces at River District Arts.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington travel route planner.

Atlanta to Washington is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in September; daily highs in Washington reach 79°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Washington

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Culpeper, Sperryville, Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve, Gallery On Madison, Hartland Family Orchard
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Little Washington Winery ©
Little Washington Winery
Sky Meadows State Park ©
Sky Meadows State Park
Moving Meadows Farm ©
Moving Meadows Farm


Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kenmore Plantation and Gardens and Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. Visiting Burke Lake Park and Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Step out of Fredericksburg with an excursion to Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mary Washington House, pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Episcopal Church, look for gifts at Goolrick's Pharmacy, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fredericksburg National Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg day trip website.

Traveling by car from Washington to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. In September in Fredericksburg, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to McLean.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Occoquan Regional Park, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, Burke Lake Park
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Fredericksburg National Cemetery ©
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop ©
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont ©
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont


McLean ©
McLean is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Great Falls Park and then hike along Turkey Run Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Scott's Run Nature Preserve, browse the different shops at Tysons Corner Center, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tysons Galleria Shopping Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the McLean trip builder tool.

Getting from Fredericksburg to McLean by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in McLean, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in McLean

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
Scott's Run Nature Preserve ©
Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Turkey Run Park ©
Turkey Run Park