7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Alexandria
— 1 night
Fly
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Appomattox
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Alexandria

— 1 night
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 27th (Wed): stop by Old Town and then look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Alexandria trip planner.

Nashville to Alexandria is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Alexandria are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

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 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then look for gifts at Mermaid Factory, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach journey builder.

Fly from Alexandria to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and then look for gifts at Scotland House, Ltd.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, then do a tasting at Williamsburg Winery, and then shop like a local with Williamsburg Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Appomattox

— 1 night
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. On the 1st (Mon), learn about all things military at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, then explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and then contemplate the long history of McLean House.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Appomattox trip planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Appomattox in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Appomattox when traveling from Williamsburg in May, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Charlottesville

— 1 night

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 2nd (Tue), view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and finally do a tasting at Jefferson Vineyards.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · 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.