21 days in Virginia Itinerary

21 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia visit planner

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Alexandria
— 5 nights
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
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Alexandria

— 5 nights
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Kids will enjoy Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: Meadowlark Botanical Garden (in Vienna), Richmond (Maymont & Virginia Museum of Fine Arts) and The Rising Sun Tavern (in Fredericksburg). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, and stroll around Gravelly Point Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip itinerary maker site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Alexandria is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Monticello and The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Washington Spa (in Washington), Massanutten Indoor WaterPark (in Massanutten) and Luray (Luray Caverns & Birdsong Pleasure Garden). The adventure continues: look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville road trip website.

You can drive from Alexandria to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of subway and bus. In December in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 6 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement. Go for a jaunt from Williamsburg to Newport News to see The Mariners' Museum & Park about 38 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Colonial National Historical Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne, and witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Sandbridge Beach. Go for a jaunt from Virginia Beach to Chesapeake to see Spas about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden, take a stroll around Brock Environmental Center - Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art.

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You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.