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 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Arlington
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
On the 17th (Wed), deepen your understanding at University of Virginia, admire all the interesting features of Carter Mountain Orchard, then steep yourself in history at Michie Tavern ca. 1784, and finally admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip builder tool .

Salt Lake City to Charlottesville is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Charlottesville is 2 hours. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784
Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

1
night
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 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then get some fabulous bargains at Williamsburg Premium Outlets, and finally stop by Yankee Candle Company.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip maker website .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yorktown Beach
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Yankee Candle Company ©
Yankee Candle Company
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach
Williamsburg Premium Outlets ©
Williamsburg Premium Outlets

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.
On the 19th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then stroll through Virginia Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Military Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then look for gifts at The Shops At Hilltop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
The Shops At Hilltop ©
The Shops At Hilltop

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and then browse the different shops at RIO Washingtonian Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arlington visit planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Arlington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In July in Arlington, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Torpedo Factory Art Center, RIO Washingtonian Center, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
RIO Washingtonian Center ©
RIO Washingtonian Center
Torpedo Factory Art Center ©
Torpedo Factory Art Center

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