5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Arlington
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

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.
On the 6th (Wed), gain insight at University of Virginia and then steep yourself in history at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

Discover how to plan a Charlottesville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

San Francisco to Charlottesville is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Charlottesville. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Charlottesville at 84°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step aboard Jamestown Settlement, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, and then get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip maker website .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach travel planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Cape Henry Lighthouse ©
Cape Henry Lighthouse

few
hours
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Virginia Beach to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and subway. In June in Arlington, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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