4 days in Virginia & Gainesville Itinerary

4 days in Virginia & Gainesville Itinerary

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4 days in Virginia & Gainesville Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Gainesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
End: Tampa


1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip maker app .

Tampa to Arlington is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in April; daily highs in Arlington reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne and then take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg.

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

Traveling by car from Arlington to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and train. In April, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip planner .

Drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Charlottesville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gainesville.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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hours
Gainesville

Gainesville
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gainesville day trip website .

You can fly from Charlottesville to Gainesville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in April, things will get a bit warmer in Gainesville: highs are around 83°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Wildlife

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