6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

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6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville day trip planning site .

Cincinnati to Charlottesville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites
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Monticello ©
Monticello

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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 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, and then make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. On the next day, explore the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach road trip planning site .

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alexandria day trip planner.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Alexandria in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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