Baltimore | Washington D.C. | Alexandria
Shenandoah National Park | Charlottesville
Chincoteague Island | Assateague Island

Itinerary – Capital Region USA:
Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia

Regional Experiences Baltimore | Washington D.C. | Alexandria
Shenandoah National Park | Charlottesville
Chincoteague Island | Assateague Island

About this itinerary

Driving distance: 486 Miles
Recommended travelling time: 14 Nights
Recommended travel season: Spring, Summer & Autumn
Begin in Baltimore, a classic Mid-Atlantic city with a bustling seaport, rich naval history and neighbourhoods full of character. From there, explore Washington, D.C., and Virginia's historic monuments and Colonial-era towns. Next, wind through scenic wine country and explore two islands renowned for their unspoiled beauty.

Baltimore, Maryland


Explore the many attractions Inner Harbor has to offer and visit the National Aquarium. Afterwards, stroll along the harbour until you reach Pier 1's USS Constellation, a historic warship built by the U.S Navy. Close by are Camden Yards, home to the Oriole Park baseball field and team. Lastly visit Fort McHenry National Monument, site of the famous battle that inspired 'Star-Spangled Banner', the USA's national anthem.
To next stop: 50 miles| Total distance travelled: 0 miles


Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Virginia

There's a lot to see in Washington, D.C., but a trip to the National Mall will get you far. Encompassing Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. Capitol and more, this national park is a must-see destination. Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and learn about the birth of the USA. Head north to experience historic Georgetown University and take a water taxi from Georgetown to Old Town Alexandria's charming historic district.
To next stop: 58 miles | Total distance travelled: 50 miles

Virginia's Wine Country

With more than 200 wineries across five regions, Virginia has been producing wine for centuries. Its best-known region is Shenandoah Valley, southwest of Alexandria. Take in the picturesque scenery as you travel to Shenandoah past vineyards and wineries in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Attend winemaker dinners, explore historic sites, or take a hot-air balloon ride over the pastoral countryside. In particular, take the Monticello Wine Trail which skirts 30 wineries from Charlottesville.
To next stop: 112 miles | Total distance travelled: 113 miles


Shenandoah National Park and Charlottesville, Virginia

Take a scenic drove on Skyline Drive that runs about 106 miles through Shenandoah National Park and offers glimpses of wildlife as well as entry to the Appalachian Trail. In Charlottesville, visit Monticello, once the spectacular estate and gardens of Thomas Jefferson. For dinner and nightlife, head to Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall, a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment complex. Leave enough time for a tour of the city's University of Virginia; founded by Jefferson in 1819.
To next stop: 261 miles | Total distance travelled: 225 miles

Chincoteague Island, Virginia, and Assateague Island, Maryland

Journey to the Eastern Shore and Chincoteague Island for a change in pace. Enjoy sunsets on the beach, wild ponies and bird. Go swimming, horseback riding or bicycling or simply unwind in the sand. Assateague Island, just 15 miles north, is an equally serene barrier island offering kayak tours of its remarkable environment. Visitors to both islands will find friendly, relaxed seaside communities where looking for clams, fishing in the surf and hiking the beach are popular activities. Finally, fly out of Richmond, Charlottesville or Washington D.C.
Total distance travelled: 486 miles

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