15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip itinerary planner

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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 3 nights
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
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Millboro
— 3 nights
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Arlington
— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg to see Busch Gardens Williamsburg about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, meet the residents at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach attractions planner.

Montreal, Canada to Virginia Beach is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Montreal in January; daily highs in Virginia Beach reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Williamsburg (Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Colonial Williamsburg, &more) and Keystone Tractor Works (in Colonial Heights). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maymont, and take an in-depth tour of Agecroft Hall & Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond day trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford), Grand Caverns (in Grottoes) and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (in Appomattox). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, do a tasting at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville holiday planning website.

Getting from Richmond to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Millboro.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Millboro

— 3 nights
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Millboro: Highland County Museum (in McDowell), Bolar Mountain Recreation Area (in Warm Springs) and Crabtree Falls (in Wintergreen).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Millboro day trip website.

Drive from Charlottesville to Millboro in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlottesville in January; daily highs in Millboro reach 1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Millboro

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Arlington

— 3 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: Rippon Lodge Historic Site (in Woodbridge), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, take a stroll through Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Ford Orientation Center.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Arlington trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Millboro to Arlington by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Millboro in January, expect Arlington to be somewhat warmer, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

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.