6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia journey maker

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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly
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Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Williamsburg

— 1 night

Colonial Capital

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.
On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, then don't miss a visit to St. George Tucker House, and finally make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne and then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip planner.

Richmond to Williamsburg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

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 28th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then get curious at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach day trip planner.

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 June, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Arlington

— 2 nights

National History, Local Flavor

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 29th (Tue): browse the exhibits of George Washington's Mount Vernon, walk around Shirlington Dog Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On your second day here, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Arlington road trip planner.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 1 night

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 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to University of Virginia, view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello, and finally contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Arlington to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Arlington in June since evenings lows in Charlottesville dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Virginia travel guide

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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.