7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and then steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottesville visit planner.

Detroit to Charlottesville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in March, with highs in Charlottesville at 56°F and lows at 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Brownsburg Museum, Frontier Culture Museum, James Madison's Montpelier, Lee Chapel and Museum
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the history at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, admire the masterpieces at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Episcopal Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip builder site .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
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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 26th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, then steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, contemplate the long history of Bacon's Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg trip planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Williamsburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bacon's Castle, White House of the Confederacy, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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.
On the 28th (Sat), learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park

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