3 days in Virginia Itinerary

3 days in Virginia Itinerary

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3 days in Virginia Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Virginia Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Charlottesville
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Washington DC

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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 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach attractions planner.

Washington DC to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a stroll through Carytown, then brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum - White House and Museum of the Confederacy, then contemplate the long history of Virginia Capitol Building, and finally stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Carytown ©
Carytown

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): gain insight at University of Virginia, steep yourself in history at Michie Tavern ca. 1784, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and finally admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville visit planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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