5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  11​h 15​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Richmond
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: London

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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 26th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial and then appreciate the history behind Pentagon Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Arlington route planner.

London, UK to Arlington is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Arlington. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Arlington reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Pentagon Memorial ©
Pentagon Memorial

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Richmond

Richmond ©
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 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Virginia Capitol Building, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, then learn about all things military at White House of the Confederacy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond day trip planning site .

You can drive from Arlington to Richmond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites
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White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then explore and take pictures at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip maker site .

Drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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