7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 day
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Charlottesville

— 2 nights

Hoo-Ville

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 26th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cooper Vineyards, explore the galleries of The Exchange Hotel Civil War medical Museum, and then trek along Saunders-Monticello Trail. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, then gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Charlottesville. March in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Alexandria

— 2 nights
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 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mary Washington House, contemplate the long history of Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, then browse the exhibits of The Rising Sun Tavern, then admire the masterpieces at Gari Melchers Home and Studio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Alexandria National Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, see the interesting displays at Carlyle House, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexandria's Christ Church.

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Drive from Charlottesville to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

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 30th (Wed), learn about all things military at US Army Quartermaster Museum, examine the collection at U.S. Army Women's Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Muscarelle Museum of Art, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, examine the collection at U.S. Army Transportation Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern.

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You can drive from Alexandria to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 1 day

The Resort City

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 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then get engrossed in the history at MacArthur Memorial, and finally head outdoors with The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium.

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You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.