19 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

19 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

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19 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Damascus
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cumberland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sharpsburg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Doha

3
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 Arlington National Cemetery and Fell's Point for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Step out of Washington DC to go to Baltimore and see Fort McHenry National Monument, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoological Park, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip site .

Doha, Qatar to Washington DC is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Doha in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Baltimore
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pony Tails and Tryfan Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Donald J. Leonard. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Washington DC to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colonial Williamsburg and Short Pump Mall. Visit St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum and Bassett Hall for their historical value. Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Carytown (in Richmond) and The Peanut Patch (in Courtland). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, stroll around Colonial National Historic Park, shop like a local with Williamsburg Art Gallery, and step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Williamsburg travel site .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, The Peanut Patch, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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day
Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Adventure Damascus and then trek along Virginia Creeper Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Damascus online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Williamsburg to Damascus in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, Damascus is slightly colder than Williamsburg - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Damascus

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Adventure Damascus ©
Adventure Damascus

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monticello and The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio. Get outdoors at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Stony Man Mountain Hike. Explore Shenandoah National Park's surroundings by going to Saunders Brothers (in Piney River), Luray Caverns (in Luray) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Damascus to Shenandoah National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Shenandoah National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cumberland.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Luray, Copper Fox Distillery, Saunders Brothers
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Monticello ©
Monticello
Stony Man Mountain Hike ©
Stony Man Mountain Hike

1
night
Cumberland

Cumberland ©
Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. On the 12th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at New Germany State Park, pick up some local products at Hill Top Fruit Market, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Allegheny Passage.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cumberland day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Cumberland takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cumberland are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sharpsburg.

Things to do in Cumberland

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grantsville
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Great Allegheny Passage ©
Great Allegheny Passage
New Germany State Park ©
New Germany State Park
Hill Top Fruit Market ©
Hill Top Fruit Market

1
night
Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg ©
Sharpsburg is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located approximately 13mi south of Hagerstown. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): witness the site of a historic battle at Antietam National Battlefield.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sharpsburg trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Cumberland to Sharpsburg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharpsburg

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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