17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Charlottesville
— 6 nights
Drive
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Montpelier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
Taxi
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National Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Annapolis
— 1 night
Drive

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Charlottesville

— 6 nights

Hoo-Ville

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Historic Downtown Mall as well as Michie Tavern ca. 1784. Take a break from Charlottesville with a short trip to James Madison's Montpelier in Montpelier Station, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, learn about winemaking at Trump Winery, experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and trek along Saunders-Monticello Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Charlottesville. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You'll set off for Montpelier on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:

Montpelier

— 2 nights
To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Montpelier trip planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Montpelier in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 34°F. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to Alexandria.

Things to do in Montpelier

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Alexandria

— 3 nights
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Alexandria is known for museums, fun & games, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary, and admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Alexandria holiday maker site.

Getting from Montpelier to Alexandria by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to National Harbor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

National Harbor

— 4 nights
National Harbor is a development along the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland just south of Washington, D.C. near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Dutch Village Farmers Market in Upper Marlboro (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Awakening Sculpture, wander the streets of National Harbor, examine the collection at Air Force One Experience, and go for a stroll along the water at National Harbor Marina.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the National Harbor attractions tool.

National Harbor is just a short distance from Alexandria. In December, daytime highs in National Harbor are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. You will leave for Annapolis on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in National Harbor

Parks · Shopping · Casinos · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Annapolis

— 1 night
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Annapolis trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from National Harbor to Annapolis by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Annapolis, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 28°F at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Annapolis

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.