6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive

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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 16th (Tue): gain insight at University of Virginia and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Culture Museum, and then deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville travel route planner.

New York City to Charlottesville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Charlottesville to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Bassett Hall. Let the collections at The Mariners' Museum & Park and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and look for gifts at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg vacation builder app.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 1 night
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then contemplate the long history of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg planning tool.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Williamsburg in March: highs in Fredericksburg hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.