10 days in Virginia, West Virginia & North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in Virginia, West Virginia & North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in Virginia, West Virginia & North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Virginia Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Newark

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip planner .

Newark to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in November: highs in Virginia Beach hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Breweries & Distilleries
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. November in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

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Getting from Williamsburg to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Charlottesville, with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Weston.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, then view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Weston day trip site .

Drive from Charlottesville to Weston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlottesville in November: highs in Weston hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Weston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Museum of American Glass ©
Museum of American Glass

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nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Biltmore and then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Asheville tour builder .

You can drive from Weston to Asheville in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Weston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Scenic Drive Wineries

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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Arlington

Arlington ©
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 23rd (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage 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. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Aslin Brewery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington tour itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Asheville to Arlington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arlington, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Aslin Brewery
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

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