6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

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6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1​h
1
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 19th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church, then contemplate the long history of Chatham Manor, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and finally take in the history at Battlefield Fredericksburg. On the next day, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then admire the landmark architecture of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, then contemplate the long history of The Rising Sun Tavern, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg road trip tool .

Washington DC to Fredericksburg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from Washington DC in November, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
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Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

2
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.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and finally view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery. On the next day, take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and then explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Williamsburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in November since evenings lows in Williamsburg dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Frontier Culture Museum and then steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, then admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville route planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Williamsburg in November since evenings lows in Charlottesville dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Frontier Culture Museum, James Madison's Montpelier
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Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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