7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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

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 16th (Tue): look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Alexandria.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Alexandria route maker tool .

Salt Lake City to Alexandria is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Alexandria. When traveling from Salt Lake City in July, plan for little chillier days in Alexandria, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Drizzles, then stroll through Cape Charles Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chicks Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Virginia Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cape Charles
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Cape Charles Beach ©
Cape Charles Beach

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.
On the 20th (Sat), stop by Yankee Candle Company, steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Merchants Square. Keep things going the next day: step aboard Jamestown Settlement, then steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alewerks Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg vacation builder app .

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 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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 22nd (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Historic Downtown Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at City Market, then contemplate the long history of Michie Tavern ca. 1784, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Williamsburg in July, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784
Monticello ©
Monticello
City Market ©
City Market

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