22 days in Virginia Itinerary

22 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  8 h 30 min
1
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Irvington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Richmond
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Appomattox
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Natural Bridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Charlottesville
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Old Town and Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at National Museum of the Marine Corps and The Rising Sun Tavern capture your imagination. Step out of Fredericksburg with an excursion to Great Falls Park in McLean--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church, make a trip to Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge No.4, and steep yourself in history at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.

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

San Francisco to Fredericksburg is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Fredericksburg, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in February, with highs in Fredericksburg at 50°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Irvington.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Great Falls Park, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont ©
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park

3
nights
Irvington

Irvington ©
Irvington is a town in Lancaster County, Virginia, United States. Explore hidden gems such as American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Essex County Museum and Historical Society. Visit Historic Christ Church and Menokin for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Irvington: Colonial National Historical Park (in Yorktown) and The Hague Winery (in Hague). There's more to do: do a tasting at Good Luck Cellars and look for all kinds of wild species at Hughlett Point Natural Area.

Plan my trip to Irvington with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Irvington in 2 hours. February in Irvington sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Irvington

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yorktown, Hughlett Point Natural Area, Essex County Museum and Historical Society, The Hague Winery, Good Luck Cellars
Highlights from your plan
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Essex County Museum and Historical Society ©
Essex County Museum and Historical Society
Historic Christ Church ©
Historic Christ Church

3
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Military Aviation Museum and The Mariners' Museum & Park. Visiting First Landing State Park and Sandbridge Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Virginia Beach: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield) and Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and appreciate the history behind Navy Seal Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Irvington to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Mariners' Museum & Park, Chrysler Museum of Art, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

3
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hollywood Cemetery and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Step off the beaten path and head to White House of the Confederacy and Tredegar Iron Works. Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Williamsburg (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, &more) and Pamplin Historical Park (in Petersburg). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Carytown, examine the collection at Virginia Holocaust Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building.

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Getting from Virginia Beach to Richmond by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Pamplin Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum ©
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

2
nights
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Avoca Museum & Historical Society, then examine the collection at Lynchburg Museum, and then have fun and explore at Amazement Square. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, then get engrossed in the history at Robert Russa Moton Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at High Bridge Trail State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Appomattox trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Richmond to Appomattox in 2 hours. February in Appomattox sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Appomattox

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lynchburg, Robert Russa Moton Museum, Avoca Museum & Historical Society, High Bridge Trail State Park
Highlights from your plan
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park ©
Amazement Square ©
Amazement Square
Avoca Museum & Historical Society ©
Avoca Museum & Historical Society

3
nights
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Get in touch with nature at Goshen Pass and Virginia Safari Park. Explore hidden gems such as Lee Chapel and Museum and Washington and Lee University. Get out of town with these interesting Natural Bridge side-trips: Highland County Museum (in McDowell), Raphine (Wade's Mill & Rockbridge Vineyard) and Virginia Museum of Transportation (in Roanoke).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Natural Bridge online road trip planner.

You can drive from Appomattox to Natural Bridge in 1.5 hours. In February, Natural Bridge is little chillier than Appomattox - with highs of 38°F and lows of 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Raphine, Lexington, Highland County Museum, Virginia Museum of Transportation, Goshen Pass
Highlights from your plan
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Washington and Lee University ©
Washington and Lee University

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like James Madison's Montpelier and Michie Tavern ca. 1784. You'll discover tucked-away gems like James Monroe's Highland and Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Veritas Vineyard & Winery (in Afton), Staunton (Frontier Culture Museum & Trinity Episcopal Church) and Barren Ridge Vineyards (in Fishersville). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of University of Virginia, take in the exciting artwork at McGuffey Art Center, learn about winemaking at Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, and look for gifts at King Family Vineyards.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Charlottesville visit planner.

Getting from Natural Bridge to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Natural Bridge in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Charlottesville: highs are around 50°F and lows about 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Staunton, Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Vietnam War Foundation Museum, Barren Ridge Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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