5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h
1
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Appomattox
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Natural Bridge
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like James Madison's Montpelier and University of Virginia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Monroe's Highland. Venture out of the city with trips to Staunton (Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum & Frontier Culture Museum). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, contemplate the long history of Michie Tavern ca. 1784, and learn about winemaking at Jefferson Vineyards.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville vacation planning site .

Atlanta to Charlottesville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: high temperatures in Charlottesville hover around 71°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Staunton, James Madison's Montpelier
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784

1
night
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of McLean House, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, then learn about all things military at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, and finally make a trip to Presbyterian Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Appomattox online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Appomattox takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Appomattox

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Presbyterian Cemetery
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Presbyterian Cemetery ©
Presbyterian Cemetery

1
night
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Virginia Safari Park, then steep yourself in history at Lee Chapel and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Washington and Lee University.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Natural Bridge tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Natural Bridge takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Appomattox in October, you will find days in Natural Bridge are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lexington
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Washington and Lee University ©
Washington and Lee University
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum

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