5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + subway:  5​h
1
Alexandria
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip planner .

Houston to Alexandria is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Alexandria, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in November, with highs in Alexandria at 59°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

2
nights
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 23rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Frontier Culture Museum, then steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, and then learn about all things military at Vietnam War Foundation Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Charlottesville online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Alexandria to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and flight. Traveling from Alexandria in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 37°F in Charlottesville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vietnam War Foundation Museum, James Madison's Montpelier, Frontier Culture Museum
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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night
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 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip builder .

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach and then learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. November in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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