6 days in Virginia & Snowshoe Itinerary

6 days in Virginia & Snowshoe Itinerary

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Alexandria — 1 night

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail and then explore the galleries of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

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New York City to Alexandria is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Alexandria are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Snowshoe.
Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Snowshoe — 1 night

Snowshoe is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States, centering on the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. On the 26th (Wed), cool off at Village at Snowshoe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, and then make a splash at Split Rock Pools.

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Drive from Alexandria to Snowshoe in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Alexandria in January, things will get little chillier in Snowshoe: highs are around 34°F and lows about 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks · Parks

Charlottesville — 1 night

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 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

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You can drive from Snowshoe to Charlottesville in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Snowshoe in January, with highs in Charlottesville at 45°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.
Historic Sites · Parks

Williamsburg — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Noland Trail and then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Colonial Williamsburg and then get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

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Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Trails · Theme Parks · Museums
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Virginia travel guide

History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.