15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia journey builder

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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 4 nights
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
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Arlington
— 4 nights
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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.
Step out of Virginia Beach with an excursion to Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Williamsburg--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, make a trip to King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, and take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach online visit planner.

Minneapolis to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Virginia Beach is 1 hour. In January, Virginia Beach is warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 49°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Richmond

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, St. George Tucker House, &more) and Keystone Tractor Works (in Colonial Heights). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Virginia Holocaust Museum, take an in-depth tour of Agecroft Hall & Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford), Canal Basin Square (in Scottsville) and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (in Appomattox). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, admire the masterpieces at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Head underground at Grand Caverns, and relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Charlottesville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Arlington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Arlington

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Arlington side-trips: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), Casanel Vineyards & Winery (in Leesburg) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take an in-depth tour of Ford Orientation Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Catoctin Creek Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arlington journey maker app.

You can fly from Charlottesville to Arlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In January, daytime highs in Arlington are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Parks

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.