6 days in Virginia Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Itinerary

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6 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  1​h
1
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 13th (Sat), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, steep yourself in history at The Rising Sun Tavern, then steep yourself in history at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg sightseeing planning app .

Washington DC to Fredericksburg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then contemplate the long history of Civil War Medical Museum, and then contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, then contemplate the long history of Frontier Culture Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mulberry Row, and finally admire all the interesting features of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville road trip planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum, Frontier Culture Museum, James Madison's Montpelier
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James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
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 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Virginia Capitol Building, brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, then contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Carytown.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Richmond sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

2
nights
Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island trip planner .

You can drive from Richmond to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Richmond in April: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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