11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

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11 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center and James Monroe's Highland. Explore hidden gems such as Chatham Manor and University of Virginia. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (in Appomattox), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Frontier Culture Museum (in Staunton). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard and steep yourself in history at Michie Tavern ca. 1784.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville online trip builder .

Dallas to Charlottesville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Charlottesville due to the time zone difference. In July, Charlottesville is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, James Madison's Montpelier, Frontier Culture Museum, Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
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1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lee Chapel and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Virginia Safari Park, and then steep yourself in history at Washington and Lee University.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lexington trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charlottesville in July: high temperatures in Lexington hover around 74°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Virginia Safari Park
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Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum
Washington and Lee University ©
Washington and Lee University
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park

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.
Visit Pamplin Historical Park and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petersburg National Battlefield Park and Virginia Living Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Berkeley Plantation (in Charles City) and Richmond (Hollywood Cemetery & Virginia Capitol Building). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and steep yourself in history at Public Hospital Museum.

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You can drive from Lexington to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, Williamsburg is a bit warmer than Lexington - with highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Petersburg, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Virginia Living Museum, Berkeley Plantation
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Berkeley Plantation ©
Berkeley Plantation
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Petersburg National Battlefield Park ©

1
night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 21st (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island journey maker tool .

Getting from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, expect nights in Chincoteague Island to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
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Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse, then walk around Neptune's Park, and then kick back and relax at Cape Charles Beach. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then take in the views from Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach day trip site .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Charles
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Neptune's Park ©
Neptune's Park
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Cape Henry Lighthouse ©
Cape Henry Lighthouse

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