31 days in Virginia Itinerary

31 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
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Appomattox
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights
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Winchester
— 3 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
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Richmond
— 5 nights

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of the Marine Corps and Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Colonial Beach (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Stratford Hall, steep yourself in history at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Episcopal Church, and explore the galleries of The Rising Sun Tavern.

Before you visit Fredericksburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

George, South Africa to Fredericksburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from George to Fredericksburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from George in July, expect Fredericksburg to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Stratford Hall, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont ©

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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.
Visit James Madison's Montpelier and Frontier Culture Museum for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum and Camera Heritage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford), Walton's Mountain Museum (in Schuyler) and Veritas Vineyard & Winery (in Afton). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, and stop by King Family Vineyards.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville journey site.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Appomattox.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Staunton, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Walton's Mountain Museum, James Madison's Montpelier, King Family Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Veritas Vineyard & Winery ©
Veritas Vineyard & Winery
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum

2
nights
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at McLean House, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, then learn about all things military at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, and finally take in the history at Appomattox Station Battlefield Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Avoca Museum & Historical Society, steep yourself in history at Patrick Henry's Red Hill, and then immerse yourself in nature at High Bridge Trail State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Appomattox trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Appomattox in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

High Bridge Trail State Park, Avoca Museum & Historical Society, Patrick Henry's Red Hill
Highlights from your plan
McLean House ©
McLean House
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox ©

3
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Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Visit Lee Chapel and Museum and Washington and Lee University for their historical value. Visiting Smith Mountain Lake and Crabtree Falls will get you outdoors. Step out of Lexington with an excursion to Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Stonewall Jackson House, view the masterpieces at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park, and see the interesting displays at George C. Marshall Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington online route planner.

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Appomattox in July, expect Lexington to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Natural Bridge State Park, Old City Cemetery, Smith Mountain Lake, Crabtree Falls
Highlights from your plan
Washington and Lee University ©
Washington and Lee University
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum
Stonewall Jackson House ©
Stonewall Jackson House

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Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Main Street of Yesteryear. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winchester: Cascade Falls (in Pembroke), Shenandoah Caverns (in Shenandoah Caverns) and Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Rappahannock Cellars, see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of Veiled History, explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns, and hike along Appalachian Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Winchester road trip planning app.

Getting from Lexington to Winchester by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Lexington in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Winchester, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Shenandoah Caverns, The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, Appalachian Trail, Cascade Falls, Skyline Caverns
Highlights from your plan
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum
Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters ©
Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley ©
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Do your shopping at Tryfan Gallery and MamerSass. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip planner.

You can drive from Winchester to Chincoteague Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Winchester in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chincoteague Island, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Military Aviation Museum and Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Cape Henry Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Virginia Beach: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield), The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News) and Cape Charles Beach (in Cape Charles). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chick's Beach, admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planner.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, The Mariners' Museum & Park, Cape Charles Beach, Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

5
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Colonial Williamsburg and Berkeley Plantation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at White House of the Confederacy and Tredegar Iron Works. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Williamsburg (George Wythe House, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, &more), Shirley Plantation (in Charles City) and Pamplin Historical Park (in Petersburg). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, stroll the grounds of Blandford Church and Cemetery, and wander the streets of Carytown.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond online day trip planner.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Richmond, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Charles City, Petersburg
Highlights from your plan
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Berkeley Plantation ©
Berkeley Plantation

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