10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

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10 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Moline
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Appomattox
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Richmond
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Moline

3
nights
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), experience rural life at Seamans’ Orchard, then immerse yourself in nature at Holliday Lake State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, and finally take in the history at Appomattox Station Battlefield Park. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Patrick Henry's Red Hill and then steep yourself in history at McLean House.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Appomattox online attractions planner .

Moline to Appomattox is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moline to Appomattox. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Seamans’ Orchard, Patrick Henry's Red Hill
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McLean House ©
McLean House
Patrick Henry's Red Hill ©
Patrick Henry's Red Hill

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.
Popular historic sites such as Monticello and Mulberry Row are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as James Monroe's Highland and Cooter's in Luray. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to New Market State Historical Park (in New Market), Brownsburg Museum (in Brownsburg) and Washington and Lee University (in Lexington). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, trek along Saunders-Monticello Trail, and do a tasting at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Appomattox to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Luray, New Market State Historical Park, Brownsburg Museum, Washington and Lee University
Highlights from your plan
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Washington and Lee University ©
Washington and Lee University

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Hollywood Cemetery and Petersburg National Battlefield Park. Popular historic sites such as American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and St. John's Episcopal Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blandford Church and Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Edgar Allan Poe Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Confederate War Memorial Chapel, and admire the striking features of Virginia Capitol Building.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Richmond online itinerary planner .

Getting from Charlottesville to Richmond by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Petersburg, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery
Petersburg National Battlefield Park ©

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