6 days in Charlottesville, Montebello & Afton Itinerary

6 days in Charlottesville, Montebello & Afton Itinerary

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Charlottesville
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Montebello
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Afton
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, then view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, then learn about winemaking at Trump Winery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip builder tool.

Atlantic City to Charlottesville is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Montebello.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Montebello

— 1 night
Montebello is an unincorporated community in Nelson County, Virginia, United States. On the 26th (Mon), experience rural life at Seamans’ Orchard, trot along with Appalachian Horse Adventures, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Crabtree Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Montebello trip builder app.

Getting from Charlottesville to Montebello by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Montebello sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Afton.

Things to do in Montebello

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Afton

— 2 nights
Afton is an unincorporated community in Albemarle and Nelson counties in the U.S. State of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Cheese Shop, then learn about winemaking at Veritas Vineyard & Winery, and then learn about winemaking at King Family Vineyards. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Skyline Drive.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Afton trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montebello to Afton in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Afton can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Afton

Wineries · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips