11 days in Washington DC, Williamsburg & Philadelphia Itinerary

11 days in Washington DC, Williamsburg & Philadelphia Itinerary

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11 days in Washington DC, Williamsburg & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  10​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

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.
You've added National Portrait Gallery, Capitol Hill, Tomb of the Unknowns, and other attractions to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Madame Tussauds Washington DC. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Mount Vernon to see George Washington's Mount Vernon about 40 minutes away.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC itinerary tool .

Indianapolis to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

George Washington's Mount Vernon, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Skyline Drive
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Jamestowne as well as Colonial Williamsburg.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes United States Mint. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Amish Country, examine the collection at Choo Choo Barn, and then stop by National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Williamsburg to Philadelphia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

National Christmas Center, Amish Country, Choo Choo Barn
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Choo Choo Barn ©
Choo Choo Barn
National Christmas Center ©
National Christmas Center

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