3 days in Virginia Itinerary

3 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Charlottesville
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island
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Charlottesville

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.
On the 5th (Fri), unwind over a drink at Michie Tavern ca. 1784 and then buy something for everyone on your list at Historic Downtown Mall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip builder site.

Roanoke to Charlottesville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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Virginia Beach

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 6th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk and then stroll through Sandbridge Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip maker.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Virginia Beach, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 7th (Sun), stop by Sundial Books, stop by Flying Fish, look for gifts at MamerSass, then stop by Pony Tails, and finally look for gifts at Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Shopping

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.