14 days in Virginia Itinerary

14 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia sightseeing planner

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Arlington
— 2 nights
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Washington
— 2 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
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Richmond
— 3 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Purcellville (Fireman's Field & Catoctin Creek Distillery) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Waterfront, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take in panoramic vistas at The Observation Deck at CEB Tower.

Plan my day in Arlington using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Atlanta to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in February; daily highs in Arlington reach 48°F and lows reach 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Washington.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Washington

— 2 nights
Washington is a town in and the county seat of Rappahannock County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, learn about winemaking at Sharp Rock Vineyards, then do a tasting at DuCard Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Little Washington Spa, take in the exciting artwork at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, then do a tasting at Gray Ghost Winery, and finally do a tasting at Rappahannock Cellars.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Washington takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in February, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington

Wineries · Spas · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 6th (Sat), look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Massanutten, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park planning website.

Drive from Washington to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. In February in Shenandoah National Park, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to All's Well Massage Studio (in Staunton), Cooper Vineyards (in Louisa) and Grand Caverns (in Grottoes). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, sample the tasty concoctions at Bold Rock Hard Cider, and take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville road trip site.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Richmond

— 3 nights

The River City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Richmond side-trips: Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg Winery, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, wander the streets of Carytown, explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground, and admire the striking features of Virginia Capitol Building.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Richmond road trip website.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and then walk around Oak Grove Lake Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Richmond to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
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.