5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Boston

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.
On the 14th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arlington tour planning tool .

Boston to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and subway. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Boston in June, expect Arlington to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Charlottesville tour planning website .

You can drive from Arlington to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Arlington in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks
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Monticello ©
Monticello

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): step aboard Jamestown Settlement, then get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, and then make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Water Country USA.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip planner .

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

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 18th (Mon): meet the residents at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then stroll through Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach itinerary planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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