7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Appleton

1
night
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach online vacation builder .

Appleton to Virginia Beach is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Appleton to Virginia Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Appleton in June, things will get a bit warmer in Virginia Beach: highs are around 85°F and lows about 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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 6th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement and then cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

1
night
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 8th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville visit website .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Alexandria.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

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nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Library.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alexandria itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Charlottesville to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Little Library, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 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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