13 days in Virginia Itinerary

13 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  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
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Milan

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arlington: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Occoquan River (in Occoquan). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and stroll around Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Arlington is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Arlington is minus 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Arlington are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Occoquan River, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Luray Caverns (in Luray) and Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Skyline Drive). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Monticello, experience rural life at Chiles Peach Orchard, take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

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Traveling by car from Arlington to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of subway and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arlington in August since evenings lows in Charlottesville dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Chiles Peach Orchard, Luray Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). The adventure continues: cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, and get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip website.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Mariners' Museum & Park, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): engage your brain at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then pause for some photo ops at Norwegian Lady Statue, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, then explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and then stroll through Virginia Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach online holiday planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough 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
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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