10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belfast
bus + Fly:  15​h
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
2
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+3
subway + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
End: Belfast

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On the next day, trek along The Noland Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then explore the galleries of The Mariners' Museum & Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip maker tool .

Belfast, UK to Virginia Beach is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belfast to Virginia Beach. Traveling from Belfast in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Virginia Beach: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport News, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

1
night
Charlottesville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then explore and take pictures at Carter Mountain Orchard, and then admire all the interesting features of Monticello.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip maker .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Charlottesville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Virginia Beach in September, plan for little chillier nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Distillery Tours
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

1
night
Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
On the 22nd (Sun), sample the fine beverages at River Hill Wine & Spirits, Head underground at Luray Caverns, then sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, and finally stroll through Stony Man Mountain Hike.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luray trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Luray takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Copper Fox Distillery
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Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, browse the collection at Library of Congress, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Luray to Washington DC by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luray in September since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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