We're flying into Dulles (arriving 4:45) on July 3rd and have 4 days before our DC reservations kick in on July 8th. What is the best plan for July 4 - 7th? I booked a hotel in Gettysburg for July 4th (apparantly justifiably fearful of them booking early, but could cancel it), and thought we could drive from Dulles to Gettysburg the evening of July 3rd. Spend the 4th there and leave morning of July 5th. I don't know if we should stay in PA or move south. My husband is a history teacher, so that is our focus. A plan I'm thinking of is:
July 4th -- Gettysburg
July 5th -- Antietam, Harper's Ferry, some or all of VA's Skyline drive -- stay somewhere along there -- suggestions?
July 6th -- arrive in Charlottesville--time to see some of the city?
July 7th -- tour Monticello (will this take all day?)and Montpelier
July 8th -- drive to Washington, DC.
We are staying in DC until July 31st, and we definitely plan to take time to visit Williamsburg, Jamestown, Virginia Beach (staying in Williamsburg). We thought we would take 4 or 5 days for this area later in the month -- long enough or too long?
I've used this forum before and you are all great advisors. Thank you in advance!
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