10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Arlington
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to University of Virginia, stop by C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Monticello, and finally contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville online itinerary planner.

Kansas City to Charlottesville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Charlottesville is 1 hour. April in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
When in Williamsburg, make a side trip to see The Mariners' Museum & Park in Newport News, approximately Newport News away. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

The Resort City

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then go for a walk through Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally stroll through Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chincoteague Island tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in April, you will find days in Chincoteague Island are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Arlington

— 2 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ono Brewing Company.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arlington trip planner.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Arlington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In April, daytime highs in Arlington are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.