13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Virginia Beach
1
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Richmond
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Virginia Beach

4
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Currituck Beach and Virginia Beach. Let the collections at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Virginia Beach: Cape Charles (Cape Charles Beach & Kiptopeke State Park), Corolla (Currituck Banks Reserve, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, & more) and Sanctuary Vineyards (in Jarvisburg). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the pleasant sights at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, cast your line with a fishing tour, and make a trip to Naval Aviation Monument.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Virginia Beach. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Cape Charles, Sanctuary Vineyards, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, and then explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historic Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, then do a tasting at Silver Hand Meadery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip maker tool .

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Richmond.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Colonial National Historical Park ©
Colonial National Historical Park
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. John's Episcopal Church. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get engrossed in the history at The Valentine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The John Marshall House, then get to know the fascinating history of Fan District, then take an in-depth tour of Agecroft Hall & Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Richmond day trip planning app .

Drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Blandford Church and Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Blandford Church and Cemetery ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery
Agecroft Hall & Gardens ©
Agecroft Hall & Gardens

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.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Monticello. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Birdwood Golf Course at Boar's Head, then admire the masterpieces at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, and then deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf
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James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Balloon Rides

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