6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

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6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h
1
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

few
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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.
On the 5th (Sat), stop by C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville tour builder tool .

Atlanta to Charlottesville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in October, things will get slightly colder in Charlottesville: highs are around 71°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery ©

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts & African Burial Ground). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip builder .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Williamsburg when traveling from Charlottesville in October, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Richmond
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of the Marine Corps, admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arlington trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, George Washington's Mount Vernon, 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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