7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Charlottesville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
day
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 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, contemplate the long history of Michie Tavern ca. 1784, then admire all the interesting features of Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

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Salt Lake City to Charlottesville is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Charlottesville. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in Charlottesville hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Shopping
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Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

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.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond sightseeing tool .

Getting from Charlottesville to Richmond by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Richmond are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kings Dominion
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Kings Dominion ©
Kings Dominion
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, then browse the exhibits of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then stroll through Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip maker website .

Drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Currituck Beach, Cape Charles Beach
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Cape Charles Beach ©
Cape Charles Beach

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Shirlington Dog Park, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, steep yourself in history at George Washington's Mount Vernon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Vernon Trail, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, then take in the waterfront activity at Harborfront Area, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip planner .

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Alexandria, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Harborfront Area, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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