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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Alexandria
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
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.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip itinerary planner .

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 changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Charlottesville: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784
Monticello ©
Monticello
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

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.
Keep things going the next day: step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Yorktown Beach
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Yankee Candle Company ©
Yankee Candle Company
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Norwegian Lady Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Mermaid Factory, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Lynnhaven Mall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with MacArthur Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Mermaid Factory ©
Mermaid Factory

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tysons Galleria Shopping Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Alexandria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, McLean
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Tysons Galleria Shopping Center ©
Tysons Galleria Shopping Center

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