10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Charlottesville
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly
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Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Kyiv (Kiev)

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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.
To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip itinerary builder.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Charlottesville is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in December, expect Charlottesville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks

Williamsburg

— 4 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.
Williamsburg is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, admire the masterpieces at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip maker app.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and then admire the natural beauty at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll around Gravelly Point Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, admire the landmark architecture of Athenaeum, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arlington trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Virginia Beach in December: highs in Arlington hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.