18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Williamsburg
1
Williamsburg
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Spotsylvania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Williamsburg

9
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hughlett Point Natural Area and Savage Neck Dunes Dunes Natural Area Preserve. Popular historic sites such as Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and Pamplin Historical Park are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: Historic Christ Church (in Irvington), Henricus Historical Park (in Chester) and Blandford Church and Cemetery (in Petersburg). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, grab your bike and head to Freedom Park, and identify plant and animal life at Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Williamsburg. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Yorktown, Richmond, Surry, Petersburg, Savage Neck Dunes Dunes Natural Area Preserve
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Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Blandford Church and Cemetery ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mary Washington House, admire the masterpieces at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then look for all kinds of wild species at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Stonewall Jackson's Arm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Caledon State Park, contemplate the long history of Menokin, then take an in-depth tour of Stratford Hall, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Fredericksburg National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg road trip planning tool .

Getting from Williamsburg to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Spotsylvania.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Indian Head Rail Trail, Stratford Hall, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Menokin, Caledon State Park
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Caledon State Park ©
Caledon State Park
Mary Washington House ©
Mary Washington House

2
nights
Spotsylvania

Spotsylvania ©
Spotsylvania Courthouse is a census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, located ten miles (16 km) southwest of Fredericksburg. You've now added Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Confederate Cemetery and then contemplate the long history of Spotsylvania Courthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, learn about winemaking at Wilderness Run Vineyards, then steep yourself in history at Ellwood Manor, then explore the activities along Lake Anna State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Mattaponi Winery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Spotsylvania trip maker website .

Spotsylvania is just a stone's throw from Fredericksburg. In May in Spotsylvania, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Spotsylvania

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Ellwood Manor, Cavalier Sporting Clays
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Confederate Cemetery ©
Confederate Cemetery
Spotsylvania Courthouse ©
Spotsylvania Courthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, learn about winemaking at Rockbridge Vineyard, then steep yourself in history at Washington and Lee University, and finally steep yourself in history at McLean House. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, steep yourself in history at Mulberry Row, then do a tasting at Keswick Vineyards, then contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, and finally contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Charlottesville vacation planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Spotsylvania to Charlottesville. In May, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

McLean House, Keswick Vineyards, Rockbridge Vineyard, Washington and Lee University, James Madison's Montpelier
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
McLean House ©
McLean House

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