Skip to content
Please select your location:

Pennsylvania & Virginia Self-Drive

15 days from €3,505pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Visit the historic battle site at Gettysburg.

  • Experience the wonderful colonial heritage of Williamsburg.

  • Tour the monuments and memorials of Washington D.C.

  • Drive along the magnificently scenic Skyland Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
/svg> All accommodation
  • Philadelphia
  • Lancaster
  • Gettysburg
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Charlottesville
  • Williamsburg
  • St. Michael's
  • Annapolis
  • Washington DC

Itinerary idea in detail

Open all Close all

Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 Philadelphia

International outbound flight , Philadelphia

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Philadelphia. On arrival in Philadelphia make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

Day 2 Philadelphia

Philadelphia

The day is yours to explore Philadelphia - there is lots to see and do! You may wish to take a cruise along the Delaware River, visit Independence Historic National Park, Independence Hall or the Museum of Fine Art. Don't miss seeing the Liberty Bell or the Declaration of Independence document.

Day 3 Lancaster

Philadelphia , Lancaster

Collect a hire car and head to Lancaster county today - watch out for Amish horse and buggy's that will be sharing the road with you! Keep an eye out for the many food stalls on the side of the road that sell Amish home made cakes and lemonade- make sure you try a Woopie Pie!

Day 4 Shenandoah National Park

Lancaster , Gettysburg , Shenandoah National Park

Today your drive takes you through the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country, past historic Harrisburg, to the great military town of Gettysburg. Be sure to visit the site of the bloody 1863 Civil War battle. Departing Gettysburg, your drive today takes you along spectacular Skyline Drive to beautiful Shenandoah National Park.

Accommodation

Day 5 Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Enjoy a full day in Shenandoah National Park. There are a number of walking trails of different difficulties which may appeal, likewise, a Park Ranger led tour of the local area is a great way to learn about the rich history and many species of wildlife which inhabit the park.

Accommodation

Day 6 Charlottesville

Shenandoah National Park , Charlottesville

Depart Shenandoah National Park this morning and continue your route along Skyline Drive to Charlottesville. Upon arrival into Charlottesville, spend the day exploring the quaint town centre and many boutique shops and cafes which spill out onto the streets

Day 7 Charlottesville

Charlottesville

Enjoy a day in Charlottesville. There are plenty of sights to visit nearby, including three former presidential homes; James Monroe's Ash-Lawn Highlands, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and James Madison's Montpelier.

Day 8 Williamsburg

Charlottesville , Williamsburg

Drive this morning from Charlottesville to colonial Williamsburg. Upon arrival the remainder of the day is free for you to acquaint yourself with this delightful historic city.

Day 9 Williamsburg

Williamsburg

Spend the day exploring Williamsburg. The city has many superb parks and gardens that vividly bring colonial times to life. The city's grand 18th century architecture is a real highlight.

Day 10 St. Michael's

Williamsburg , St. Michael's

Depart Williamsburg over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and head to the small hamlet of St. Michaels. Spend the afternoon exploring the delightful inlets and bays along Chesapeake Bay.

Day 11 Annapolis

St. Michael's , Annapolis

It is a short drive this morning as you make your way to Washington D.C. The remainder of the day is free to explore the nation's capital city.

Accommodation

Day 12 Washington DC

Annapolis , Washington DC

Explore Washington D.C. including the White House, the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Institution and the city's many museums, monuments and memorials.

Day 13 Washington DC

Washington DC

Explore Washington D.C. including the White House, the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Institution and the city's many museums, monuments and memorials.

Day 14 International return flight

Washington DC , International return flight

There is time this morning for some last minute shopping and sightseeing before returning your hire car and boarding your onward flight.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Alex
Audley Travel specialist Alex

Contact a specialist

The specialist who designs your trip to the USA will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

Watch our tailor-made process ›

When to go

Drag the slider to see monthly temperature and rainfall for this itinerary

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Place Daily Max Temperature Monthly Rainfall
Philadelphia
 
 
 
Lancaster
 
 
 
Gettysburg
 
 
 
Charlottesville
 
 
 
Williamsburg
 
 
 
St. Michael's
 
 
 
Annapolis
 
 
 
Washington DC
 
 
 

Other itineraries you may be interested in