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6 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington — 1 night

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. On the next day, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington road trip site.

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In July in Arlington, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Charlottesville.
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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.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and then deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Charlottesville trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Arlington to Charlottesville by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Arlington in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 68°F in Charlottesville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, then make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Historic Jamestowne, make a splash at Water Country USA, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip site.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.
Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Virginia Beach — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach travel route planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Virginia travel guide

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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.