5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Yorktown
— 1 day
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
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Yorktown

Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Colonial Parkway and then steep yourself in history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yorktown trip builder tool.

Tampa to Yorktown is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampa in October, with highs in Yorktown at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Yorktown

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

1
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Richmond

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 29th (Thu): admire the striking features of Virginia Capitol Building, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, and then don't miss a visit to Carytown.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Richmond trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yorktown to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Charlottesville

Hoo-Ville

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at James Madison's Montpelier and Frontier Culture Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Old Rag Mountain Hike and Stony Man Mountain Overlook. Go for a jaunt from Charlottesville to Sperryville to see Copper Fox Distillery about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at King Family Vineyards, relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, and contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville online trip planner.

Drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

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.