10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip planner

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Fly to Washington Dulles, Bus to Charlottesville
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Alexandria
— 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 29th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Monticello, unwind over a drink at Michie Tavern ca. 1784, then hunt for treasures at City Market, and finally do a tasting at Glass House Winery.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Charlottesville is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Charlottesville, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Head to Carytown and Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Visit Colonial Williamsburg and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church for their historical value. Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Cape Charles Beach (in Cape Charles) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and stop by The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg.

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You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then stroll through Virginia Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip builder.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Alexandria

— 2 nights
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then take an in-depth tour of Ford Orientation Center, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally stop by American Girl Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

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Drive from Chincoteague Island to Alexandria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.