30 days in Virginia & Wyoming Itinerary

30 days in Virginia & Wyoming Itinerary

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30 days in Virginia & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Charlottesville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Richmond
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cody
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Madison


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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Frontier Culture Museum and University of Virginia. Your inner history buff will appreciate James Madison's Montpelier and Lee Chapel and Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at First Colony Winery, and admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville online trip maker .

Madison to Charlottesville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madison to Charlottesville. In September, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Staunton, James Madison's Montpelier, Lee Chapel and Museum
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum

4
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
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 Manassas National Battlefield Park and Chatham Manor. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the Marine Corps and The Rising Sun Tavern. Venture out of the city with trips to Winchester (Museum of the Shenandoah Valley & Patsy Cline House). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, get engrossed in the history at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, stroll the grounds of Fredericksburg National Cemetery, and make a trip to Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge No.4.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg holiday planner .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Winchester, Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley ©
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hollywood Cemetery and Virginia Capitol Building are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The American Civil War Museum - White House and Museum of the Confederacy and Edgar Allan Poe Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Richmond: Williamsburg (Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, & more), Petersburg National Battlefield Park (in Petersburg) and Charles City (Shirley Plantation & Berkeley Plantation). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Virginia Holocaust Museum, get curious at Science Museum of Virginia, head off the coast to Jamestown Island, and contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Richmond tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Richmond are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Charles City, Petersburg National Battlefield Park
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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Berkeley Plantation ©
Berkeley Plantation
Petersburg National Battlefield Park ©

4
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.
Visit American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Cape Henry Lighthouse for their historical value. Family-friendly places like Sandbridge Beach and Nauticus will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Virginia Beach to Newport News to see The Mariners' Museum & Park about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at First Landing State Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Virginia Beach Antique Mall.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nauticus, The Mariners' Museum & Park, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
The Mariners' Museum & Park ©
The Mariners' Museum & Park

5
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Kids will enjoy Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Teton Raptor Center. Take a break from Grand Teton National Park with a short trip to Jackson Hole Rodeo in Jackson, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: hike along Jenny Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape of Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, explore the activities along Jenny Lake, and don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Virginia Beach to Grand Teton National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Virginia Beach to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Jackson Hole
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get some cultural insight at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Firehole Canyon Drive and Hayden Valley. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and get great views at Observation Point Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and Cody Firearms Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cody Dug Up Gun Museum and Draper Natural History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cody trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Cody at 71°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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