27 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

27 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

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27 days in Capital Region USA Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Luray
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Abingdon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Richmond
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Baltimore
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luray: Shenandoah National Park (Shenandoah River Adventures & Appalachian Trail) and Winchester (Virginia Museum of Veiled History & Rocking S Ranch). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, hike along Kennedy Peak Hike, sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, and stroll through Stony Man Mountain Hike.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luray trip itinerary maker site .

Dublin, Ireland to Luray is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Luray is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in March, you will find days in Luray are a bit warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Winchester, Copper Fox Distillery
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Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Get out of town with these interesting Abingdon side-trips: Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson), MountainRose Vineyards (in Wise) and Wytheville (Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum & Haller-Gibboney Rock House). There's lots more to do: stroll through Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, see the interesting displays at Star Museum, trek along Appalachian Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Abingdon trip builder .

You can drive from Luray to Abingdon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Abingdon can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Abingdon

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Wytheville, MountainRose Vineyards, Appalachian Trail, Grayson Highlands State Park, The Birthplace of Country Music Museum
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Grayson Highlands State Park ©
Grayson Highlands State Park
Star Museum ©
Star Museum
Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum ©
Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum

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Charlottesville

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.
Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park), Fluvanna Heritage Trail (in Palmyra) and Virginia Military Institute (in Lexington). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ivy Creek Natural Area, experience rural life at Open Gate Farm, and brush up on your military savvy at Vietnam War Foundation Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip planner .

You can drive from Abingdon to Charlottesville in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fluvanna Heritage Trail, Vietnam War Foundation Museum, Open Gate Farm, Virginia Military Institute, Brownsburg Museum
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Monticello ©
Monticello
Virginia Military Institute ©
Virginia Military Institute

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Richmond: Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, catch some excitement at Escape Old Towne - Escape Rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Richmond trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Charlottesville to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Petersburg, Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Newport News (The Noland Trail & The Mariners' Museum & Park) and Smithfield (Windsor Castle Park, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and pause for some photo ops at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach day trip planning website .

Getting from Richmond to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Smithfield, Newport News, Norfolk
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip builder app .

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. March in Arlington sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baltimore: Washington DC (National Gallery of Art, National Air and Space Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Alphonsus Church.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Baltimore online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Washington DC
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art