11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

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11 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Alexandria side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, contemplate the long history of Little Library, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Alexandria tour builder tool .

New York City to Alexandria is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Alexandria sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Little Library, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlottesville: Grand Caverns (in Grottoes), Moving Meadows Farm (in Culpeper) and Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Skyline Drive). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, and trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Alexandria to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Alexandria in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Charlottesville, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luray, Shenandoah National Park, Moving Meadows Farm, Copper Fox Distillery, Grand Caverns
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Colonial Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg driving holiday app .

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Williamsburg, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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 28th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, then learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. October in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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