7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Alexandria
— 1 night

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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.
On the 1st (Thu), view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard, then make a trip to Les Yeux du Monde, and then do sightseeing your way with Norm's Executive Transportation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville tour itinerary planner.

Austin to Charlottesville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin to Charlottesville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in October, with highs in Charlottesville at 71°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Transportation · Wineries · Parks
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery ©
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery

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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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Sun) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Colonial Williamsburg, steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, look for gifts at Quirks of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg tour builder app.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Charlottesville in October since evenings lows in Williamsburg dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip maker.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Virginia Beach to Alexandria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In October in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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