23 days in Virginia Itinerary

23 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip itinerary builder

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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Winchester
— 3 nights
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights
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Appomattox
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
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Fredericksburg

— 3 nights
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and Old Town. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of the Marine Corps and Stratford Hall. Take a break from Fredericksburg with a short trip to George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Colonial Beach, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chatham Manor, appreciate the history behind Kirkland Monument, take in the history at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Salem Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip tool.

Norfolk to Fredericksburg is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Winchester

— 3 nights
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters and Patsy Cline Historic House. Venture out of the city with trips to Cooter's in Luray (in Luray), Virginia Museum of the Civil War (in New Market) and Shenandoah Caverns - American Celebration on Parade (in Shenandoah Caverns). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Virginia Museum of Veiled History, and do a tasting at Rappahannock Cellars.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Winchester visit planner.

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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Winchester

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to James Madison's Montpelier and University of Virginia. James Monroe's Highland and The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Staunton (Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum & Frontier Culture Museum), Walton's Mountain Museum (in Schuyler) and Canal Basin Square (in Scottsville). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, stroll through Monticello, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stop by C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville tour planner.

You can drive from Winchester to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Lexington

— 3 nights
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Get some historical perspective at Lee Chapel and Museum and Stonewall Jackson House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old City Cemetery and Virginia Military Institute. Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest (in Forest) and Amazement Square (in Lynchburg). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Washington and Lee University, pause for some photo ops at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, make a trip to Dinosaur Kingdom II, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington road trip planning tool.

Drive from Charlottesville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, Lexington is little chillier than Charlottesville - with highs of 72°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Appomattox.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Appomattox

— 1 night
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): learn about all things military at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, steep yourself in history at McLean House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and finally take in the history at Appomattox Station Battlefield Park.

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Drive from Lexington to Appomattox in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lexington in June: highs in Appomattox hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Williamsburg

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colonial Williamsburg and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Get some historical perspective at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Berkeley Plantation. Change things up with a short trip to The Mariners' Museum & Park in Newport News (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, deepen your understanding at College of William & Mary, and take a tour of Jamestown Settlement.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Appomattox in June, Williamsburg is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Military Aviation Museum and Edgar Allan Poe Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Henry Lighthouse and American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Virginia Beach: Richmond (White House of the Confederacy, African Burial Ground, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach travel itinerary planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Historic Sites

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.