6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

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6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Huntsville
Fly:  4​h
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Appomattox
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Huntsville

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, look for gifts at Michie Tavern, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and finally deepen your understanding at University of Virginia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville vacation planner.

Huntsville to Charlottesville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Huntsville to Charlottesville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Huntsville in October, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
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James Monroe's Highland
Michie Tavern
Carter Mountain Orchard

1
day
Appomattox

Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of McLean House and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Appomattox sightseeing planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Appomattox in 1.5 hours. October in Appomattox sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan

1
day
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.
On the 11th (Wed), witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, then don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, and then contemplate the long history of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Appomattox to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Williamsburg when traveling from Appomattox in October, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Highlights from your plan
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Colonial Williamsburg

2
days
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.
On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, deepen your understanding at First Landing State Park, and then stroll through Virginia Beach.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach travel itinerary planner.

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 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sandbridge Beach
First Landing State Park
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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