7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia attractions planner

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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Richmond
— 1 night
Drive
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Appomattox
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Charlottesville

— 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at Frontier Culture Museum and Camera Heritage Museum. Explore hidden gems such as James Madison's Montpelier and James Monroe's Highland. Take a break from Charlottesville with a short trip to Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at King Family Vineyards, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip planner.

Charlotte to Charlottesville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond

— 1 night

The River City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Richmond are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums

Appomattox

— 1 night
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and then admire the majestic nature at High Bridge Trail State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Appomattox road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Appomattox takes 2 hours. October in Appomattox sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Appomattox

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lexington

— 1 night
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lee Chapel and Museum, steep yourself in history at Stonewall Jackson House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military Memorabilia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington planner.

You can drive from Appomattox to Lexington in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Appomattox, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lexington, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · 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.