A Journey To The Capital Regions

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Discover Colonial Williamsburg’s historic buildings, quaint historic towns such as Charlottesville and Annapolis, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park, the beautiful beaches of Virginia Beach and a visit to top attractions in Washington, DC.

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Please note: – This is a suggested itinerary only and is intended to give an overview of what is possible. All of our holiday itineraries are fully customisable and can be tailor-made to suit your own individual requirements.  If you would like to start in a different destination, use specific hotel accommodation, include an extra night here, a side-trip there and/or include tickets to an event please let your Discover North America travel specialist know. They’ll also book you the best value flights to ensure a seamless holiday experience.


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Day 1 Washington D.C.

On arrival in Washington D.C. make your own way to your hotel on Embassy Row.

Day 2 Washington D.C.

Explore Washing D.C. Highlights include the White House, the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Institution and many monuments and memorials along Washington Mall.

Day 3 Washington D.C. - Annapolis

Collect your hire car and drive east out of the city to Annapolis. Enjoy a delicious meal in one of the many waterfront restaurants of Annapolis.

Day 4 Annapolis

Discover the city of Annapolis. You can walk around the Naval Academy, take a cycle tour of the city, explore the city's rich heritage of old buildings; the Banneker-Douglas Museum is a particular highlight.

Day 5 Annapolis - Virginia Beach

Drive along the banks of Chesapeake Bay to Virginia Beach. This is a delightful drive past pretty coastal villages. Be sure to stop en route to sample one of the great fish restaurants along the bay.

Day 6 Virginia Beach - Williamsburg

Drive from Virginia Beach to colonial Williamsburg. Step back in time as you explore this historic city with its grand public buildings and pretty gardens. You may also wish to visit the nearby colonial settlement of Jamestown and the site of the 1783 Battle of Yorktown.

Day 7 Williamsburg

Enjoy a full day stepping back in time in colonial Williamsburg. This interesting city has been well restored and offers an atmospheric insight into life in Colonial America.

Day 8 Williamsburg - Charlottesville

Drive through the heart of Virginia's farmland country, past Lake Monticello, to the university city of Charlottesville.

Day 9 Charlottesville

Explore the beautiful buildings and leafy squares of Charlottesville. The area posses some of the finest examples of early American architecture in the state, including Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's spectacular mountaintop home.

Day 10 Charlottesville - Shenandoah National Park

Drive from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park, taking in the spectacular views along Skyline Drive.

Day 11 Shenandoah National Park

Explore Shenandoah National Park. Mostly forested, the park features wetlands, waterfalls and rocky peaks like Hawksbill and Old Rag mountains.

Day 12 Shenandoah National Park - Washington D.C,

Drive back to Washington D.C. for your flight home.