12 days in Virginia & Reno Itinerary

12 days in Virginia & Reno Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Arlington
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Reno
— 4 nights
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Arlington

— 2 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arlington: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Catoctin Creek Distillery (in Purcellville) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Arlington online driving holiday planner.

Chicago to Arlington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Arlington: highs are around 55°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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 25th (Thu), view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Monticello, and then contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Arlington to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of subway and train. In March, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Williamsburg

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg and then stroll around The Mariners' Museum & Park. Keep things going the next day: step aboard Jamestown Settlement, take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, and then learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg road trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

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 28th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Norfolk Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Military Aviation Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary website.

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 March in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Reno

— 4 nights

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals (in South Lake Tahoe), Lake Tahoe Yoga (in Zephyr Cove) and Genoa Cemetery (in Genoa). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail, look for gifts at Jimmy Beans Wool, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reno trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Reno takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

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.