10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

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10 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Richmond
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Madison

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 21st (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington visit app .

Madison to Arlington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Madison in June, expect Arlington to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On your second day here, deepen your understanding at First Landing State Park, kick back and relax at Cape Charles Beach, and then take in the views from Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Arlington to Virginia Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. June in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Charles
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Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like White House of the Confederacy and Yorktown Beach. Get some cultural insight at Hollywood Cemetery and Colonial Williamsburg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Richmond: Williamsburg (Bruton Parish Episcopal Church & A Touch of Earth) and Colonial Parkway (in Yorktown). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Virginia Capitol Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, and make a trip to Carytown.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond attractions tool .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Yorktown
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White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Stony Man Mountain Hike and Grand Caverns. Explore hidden gems such as James Monroe's Highland and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Dark Hollow Falls (in Shenandoah National Park) and Frontier Culture Museum (in Staunton). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of University of Virginia and contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville online day trip planner .

You can drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Frontier Culture Museum, James Madison's Montpelier, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Copper Fox Distillery, Stony Man Mountain Overlook
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Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

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