8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
Fly:  5​h
1
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + subway:  3​h
4
Arlington
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Montgomery

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard and then deepen your understanding at University of Virginia.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Charlottesville planning site .

Montgomery to Charlottesville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Montgomery to Charlottesville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Montgomery in October, with highs in Charlottesville at 71°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, then take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg day trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Williamsburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

2
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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Brock Environmental Center - Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, engage your brain at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Virginia Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns. On the next day, examine the collection at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then examine the collection at Mill House Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arlington travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Virginia Beach to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Old Town, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Mill House Museum
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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