7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Charlottesville

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.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier and then view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Factory Antique Mall, steep yourself in history at Frontier Culture Museum, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and finally admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip planning app.

Columbus to Charlottesville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Columbus in December, things will get slightly colder in Charlottesville: highs are around 52°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

2
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Williamsburg

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 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, stop by Yankee Candle Company, then take an in-depth tour of American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and finally admire the masterpieces at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Williamsburg itinerary builder.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle, look for gifts at MamerSass, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tryfan Gallery. On the next day, get outside with Donald J. Leonard, stop by Sundial Books, look for gifts at Wine Cheese & More, then stop by Flying Fish, and finally stop by Pony Tails.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

1
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Virginia Beach

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.
On the 1st (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then stop by Virginia Beach Firefighters Store.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach planner.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.