4 days in Fredericksburg & Charlottesville Itinerary

4 days in Fredericksburg & Charlottesville Itinerary

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4 days in Fredericksburg & Charlottesville Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
End: Philadelphia

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center and Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to White Oak Canyon Trail and Limberlost Trail. Go for a jaunt from Fredericksburg to Sperryville to see Copper Fox Distillery about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fredericksburg National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of The Rising Sun Tavern, explore the world behind art at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip builder website .

Philadelphia to Fredericksburg is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Fredericksburg, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

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Side Trips

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Copper Fox Distillery, Limberlost Trail, White Oak Canyon Trail
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Fredericksburg National Cemetery ©
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
Limberlost Trail ©
Limberlost Trail

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Ivy Creek Natural Area, trek along Saunders-Monticello Trail, and then contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

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