Virginia State - Fly Drive
Virginia State - Fly Drive
- 2 nights in Washington
- 2 nights in Baltimore
- 1 night in Annapolis
- 1 nights in St Michaels
- 2 nights in Cambridge
- 2 nights in Virginia Beach
- 1 nights in Williamsburg
- 1 night in Charlottsville
- 2 night in Shenandoah Valley
This Maryland and Virginia State Fly drive offers culture and natural beauty. If a beach holiday isn't really for you but activity and sightseeing is then exploring this part of America is the perfect fly drive route for you. During this 2 week itinerary you'll take in iconic cities, historic towns and sites of national importance along with national parks, picturesque villages and a stunning coast line
This itinerary is ideal between April/May to November when the weather will be clement to warm.
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All our America Fly Drive Holidays are Tailor Made for you personally, we explore the best airfares and hotel rates available for the dates you want to travel. Pricing will differ depending on what promotional deals the hoteliers and airlines have available and how early you book - 11 months hence maximum .
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Full Itinerary - Virginia State Fly Drive
Days 1 & 2 Washington
Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Washington. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Start your adventure with dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants this great city affords. We’ve allowed a full day for you to experience the vibrant and historical capital city. We suggest visits to the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the Smithsonians many museums, Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol Building and, of course the White House, which is a must on any visit. A wide assortment of restaurants offers delectable cuisine from all across of the globe, ensuring something for everyone’s taste.
Suggested hotel: Loews Madison Hotel
Days 3 & 4 Baltimore ( 50 miles)
Next it’s on to Baltimore, affectionately known as ‘Charm City’, which boasts almost three hundred years of history. Take a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where you can soar 27 storeys into the air at the Top of the World Observation Deck in the World Trade Centre, explore the World War II submarine, Torsk, and visit the National Aquarium filled with marine life, including sharks, dolphins and turtles. From upscale shopping malls to designer boutiques and small antique stores, the shopping options are varied and unique.
Suggested hotel : Lord Baltimore Hotel
Day 5 Annapolis ( 30 miles)
Annapolis has a laid-back, maritime feel and some of the most stunning scenery on the east coast. As you would imagine, seafood is plentiful and extremely delicious, and there are lots of restaurants in Annapolis where you can enjoy it! The city’s narrow streets feature historic homes and restored buildings, such as Hammond-Harwood House from the 18th century and Maryland State House: completed back in 1779. There’s also a huge harbour, where you can watch the ships sail by or take a sightseeing boat tour out onto the water.
Suggested hotel: Historic Hotel of Annapolis
Days 6 St Michael ( 51 miles)
Today take the short journey to the beautiful Chesapeake Harbour Town of St Michaels. Known as the ‘town that fooled the British’, it is said that the townspeople hung lanterns in the trees during the War of 1812: causing the cannons to overshoot the houses. Crab is the local speciality, which we suggest is enjoyed overlooking the small picturesque harbour. There are also a number of antique shops, which are a delight to browse and perhaps pick up a bargain.
Suggested hotel: Belmond The inn at Perry Cabin
Days 7 & 8 Cambridge ( 27 miles)
Heading Southwest today you may wish to visit Tilghman Island, home of Chesapeake Bay’s remaining skipjacks and the small town of Oxford: once a major port and shipbuilding centre. The 1684 port town of Cambridge has many historic homes, buildings and museums with agricultural, maritime, industrial and Native American displays. Your hotel for the next two nights enjoys a beautiful setting overlooking the 150 slip marina, perfect for relaxing by the pool or testing your swing at the golf course.
Suggested hotel: Hyatt Chesapeake Bay
Days 9 & 10 Virginia Beach (195 miles)
Travel down the Delmarva Peninsula today to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where you will travel under and over water! Virginia Beach is the world’s longest beach and, at sunset, it comes alive with people enjoying cocktails and heading to one of the many restaurants for a superb dinner. Whilst in Virginia Beach, why not kayak the coastal waters in search of the native dolphins or hike through False Cape State Park.
Suggested hotel: Hilton Virginia Beach
Day 11 Williamsburg ( 60 miles)
Colonial Williamsburg is the most extensively restored 18th century town in the USA, so it’s well worth a visit. You may also choose to stop by Jamestown Island, where America’s first English settlement was established. If you’re looking for some thrills and adventure, head down to Williamsburg’s theme park Busch Gardens.
Suggested hotel : Kingsmill Resort Williamsburg
Day 12 Charlottsville ( 122 miles)
You may wish to route via Richmond today to see the White House of the Confederacy and Maymount Plantation. Then it's on to Charlottesville, where you’ll find Montecello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Sitting atop a mountain in Albermarle, it is described as one of the country’s foremost architectural masterpieces. The 535 acre Ash Lawn Highland plantation home, where art and craft demonstrations take place, is also worth a visit.
Suggested hotel : Keswick hall at Monticello
Day 13 & 14 Luray ( 60 miles)
The most scenic drive of your itinerary, the picture perfect setting of Skyline Drive is quite breathtaking. Shenandoah Valley has over 500 miles of hiking trails, winding through lush forests and valleys filled with wildflowers, trickling streams and waterfalls. Luray Caverns are the largest caverns on the east coast and well worth a trip.
Suggested hotel : Skyland lodge
Day 15 Fly home from Washington to Heathrow ( 93 miles)
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Flexibile on the itinerary
- We have suggested a suitable number of nights in each location but we can alter the duration to suit your personal requirements.
- We will use our knowledge of America to advise on places you should stop and see recommending bars and restaurants you should visit and ensure you have everything you require for a perfect holiday.
- Car Hire - we offer a full range of models from 2 door compacts to a Mustang Convertible
- We will suggest 4* hotels throughout, all in good locations, the standard can be altered if you prefer a more luxurious hotel or more modest accommodation.
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