10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Abingdon
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Lexington
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Staunton
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Charlottesville
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Culpeper
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Fredericksburg
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Cape Charles
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Richmond
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Danville
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Abingdon

— 1 night
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fairview, Historical Society of Washington County, VA and Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Society of Washington County, VA, and then take an in-depth tour of Fairview.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Abingdon trip planning website.

Asheville to Abingdon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Abingdon can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Abingdon

Museums

Lexington

— 1 night
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Visitor Center of Lexington, Museum of Military Memorabilia, Virginia Military Institute, and other attractions you added. On the 24th (Sat), get all the information you need at Visitor Center of Lexington, steep yourself in history at Stonewall Jackson House, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military Memorabilia, gain insight at Virginia Military Institute, then look for gifts at Cocoa Mill Chocolate Company, and finally pause for some photo ops at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Abingdon to Lexington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abingdon in April: high temperatures in Lexington hover around 58°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Staunton.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Staunton

— 1 night
Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, Frontier Culture Museum and Artful Gifts. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the galleries of Frontier Culture Museum, browse the exhibits of Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, and then look for gifts at Artful Gifts.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Staunton planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Staunton in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lexington in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Staunton, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Staunton

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Charlottesville

— 1 night

Hoo-Ville

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 day by day itinerary now includes Historic Downtown Mall, University of Virginia and Monticello. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, don't miss a visit to University of Virginia, and then browse the different shops at Historic Downtown Mall.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Staunton to Charlottesville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Culpeper.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Culpeper

— 1 night
Culpeper is the only incorporated town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes James Madison Museum as well as George Washington's Mount Vernon. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of George Washington's Mount Vernon and then get engrossed in the history at James Madison Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Culpeper holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Culpeper takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Culpeper sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Culpeper

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 1 night
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center and Chatham Manor. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, then steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, and then get advice or help at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg day trip app.

Traveling by car from Culpeper to Fredericksburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Charles.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites

Cape Charles

— 1 night
Cape Charles is a town in Northampton County, Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Charles Museum & Welcome Center, Cape Charles Beach and Gull Hummock Gourmet Market. On the 29th (Thu), get answers to all your questions at Cape Charles Museum & Welcome Center, kick back and relax at Cape Charles Beach, and then stop by Gull Hummock Gourmet Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Charles holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Cape Charles takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cape Charles are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Cape Charles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Richmond

— 2 nights

The River City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Virginia War Memorial, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Edgar Allan Poe Museum, appreciate the history behind Virginia War Memorial, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Virginia Capitol Building, contemplate the long history of Tuckahoe Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Meadow Farm Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Malvern Hill Battlefield.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Charles to Richmond takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Richmond are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Danville.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Danville

Danville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wreck of the Old 97 as well as Danville Science Center. On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Wreck of the Old 97 and then engage your brain at Danville Science Center.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Danville day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Richmond to Danville in 3 hours. In May in Danville, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Danville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.