15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Roanoke
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Roanoke
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Richmond
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Winchester
— 2 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Cardiff International Airport

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Roanoke

— 2 nights
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, browse for treasures at Black Dog Salvage, and then stroll through Mill Mountain Star & Park. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Stonewall Jackson House, contemplate the long history of Lee Chapel and Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Roanoke holiday builder site.

Cardiff, UK to Roanoke is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Roanoke, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in September; daily highs in Roanoke reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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.
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Frontier Culture Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like James Madison's Montpelier and James Monroe's Highland. Step out of Charlottesville with an excursion to Canal Basin Square in Scottsville--about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: do a tasting at King Family Vineyards and admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries

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.
Head to Carytown and Shockoe Bottom Clayfor plenty of shopping. White House of the Confederacy and Colonial Williamsburg will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Richmond with an excursion to Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church, ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building, and get engrossed in the history at Tredegar Iron Works.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Richmond sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, then brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and then examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Nauticus and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

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 September, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then admire the masterpieces at Gari Melchers Home and Studio, and then steep yourself in history at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, then take an in-depth tour of Stratford Hall, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg road trip app.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Fredericksburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Virginia Beach in September, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Winchester

— 2 nights
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, get engrossed in the history at Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, steep yourself in history at Patsy Cline Historic House, then see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of Veiled History, and finally stop by Marker-Miller Orchards.

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

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Winchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, Winchester is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Winchester

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.