5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia tour planner

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Richmond
— 1 night
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Richmond

— 1 night

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 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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

Houston to Richmond is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in July; daily highs in Richmond reach 90°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 3 nights
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 21st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of White Oak Civil War Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Stratford Hall, and finally appreciate the history behind George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mary Washington House, get advice or help at James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, then explore the galleries of Gari Melchers Home and Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of Kenmore Plantation and Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg day trip planning tool.

Getting from Richmond to Fredericksburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

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.