7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Start: Nashville
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Appomattox
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Charlottesville
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
End: Nashville

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 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 find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Alexandria trip planner.

Nashville to Alexandria is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. 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

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1
night
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 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.

To see ratings, reviews, 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 do a combination of bus and flight. 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

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company

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.
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 more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 take a bus. 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
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum ©
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

1
night
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
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.

To see where to stay 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 Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park ©
McLean House ©
McLean House
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox ©
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

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.
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.

For maps, ratings, reviews, 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 Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Jefferson Vineyards ©
Jefferson Vineyards

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