11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

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11 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Abingdon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Riga

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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 25th (Thu): take a stroll through Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Tysons Galleria Shopping Center, then view the masterpieces at ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria online trip builder .

Riga, Latvia to Alexandria is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Alexandria is minus 7 hours. In April, Alexandria is somewhat warmer than Riga - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Tysons Galleria Shopping Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Arlington National Cemetery, ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

1
night
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. On the 27th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Birthplace of Country Music Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Benjamin Walls Gallery, then look for gifts at Abingdon Olive Oil Company, and finally ride a horse along Virginia Creeper Trail Club. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Creeper Trail, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Past Time Antique Emporium, and then do a tasting at Abingdon Vineyards.

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You can drive from Alexandria to Abingdon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Abingdon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Abingdon

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bristol, Virginia Creeper Trail, The Past Time Antique Emporium
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Creeper Trail Club ©
Virginia Creeper Trail Club
Birthplace of Country Music Museum ©
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Abingdon Olive Oil Company ©
Abingdon Olive Oil Company

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): savor the flavors at King Family Vineyards, then take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and then browse the different shops at Historic Downtown Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at James Madison Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at The Arts Center in Orange, and then contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Abingdon to Charlottesville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Orange, King Family Vineyards, James Madison's Montpelier
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King Family Vineyards ©
King Family Vineyards
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
James Madison Museum ©
James Madison Museum

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Wed), view the masterpieces at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, view the masterpieces at Crossroads Art Center, then look for gifts at For the Love of Chocolate, and finally take a stroll through Carytown.

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Drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Richmond, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Carytown ©
Carytown
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Crossroads Art Center ©
Crossroads Art Center

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 2nd (Thu): shop like a local with Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Virginia Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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