6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip itinerary planner

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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Richmond
— 1 night
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Lexington

— 2 nights
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Washington and Lee University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Stonewall Jackson House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Virginia Safari Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lexington trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Lexington is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, things will get a bit cooler in Lexington: highs are around 72°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and finally deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charlottesville online journey planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In June, Charlottesville is a bit warmer than Lexington - with highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks

Richmond

— 1 night

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, and finally take a stroll through Carytown.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Richmond trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, examine the collection at Military Aviation Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach online attractions planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.