7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Charlottesville
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Arlington
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
day
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 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Comforter Roman Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Michie Tavern ca. 1784, then do a tasting at Trump Winery, and finally do a tasting at Jefferson Vineyards.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville road trip website .

Salt Lake City to Charlottesville is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Charlottesville is 2 hours. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Charlottesville, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping
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Jefferson Vineyards ©
Jefferson Vineyards
Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784
Holy Comforter Roman Catholic Church ©

3
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.
Visit Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown Battlefield for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alewerks Brewing Company, and stop by Yankee Candle Company.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Yorktown
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Cape Henry Lighthouse ©
Cape Henry Lighthouse

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arlington trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In July in Arlington, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Torpedo Factory Art Center
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Torpedo Factory Art Center ©
Torpedo Factory Art Center

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