4 days in Virginia Itinerary

4 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington
— 1 day
Drive
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Richmond
— 1 night
Drive
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Norfolk
— 2 nights
Fly

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Arlington

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arlington day trip planning site.

Los Angeles to Arlington is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get little chillier in Arlington: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites

1
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Richmond

The River City

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Maymont, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Richmond trip planner.

Getting from Arlington to Richmond by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. November in Richmond sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Norfolk.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Norfolk

Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a tour of Jamestown Settlement and then contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Norfolk journey maker website.

You can drive from Richmond to Norfolk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Richmond in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 44°F in Norfolk. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.