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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Charlottesville — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville online tour itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Charlottesville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in December, expect nights in Charlottesville to be somewhat warmer, around 1°C, while days are much hotter, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg — 2 nights

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 23rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Williamsburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 1 night

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 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, wander the streets of Town Center, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Co..

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Arlington.
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Arlington — 2 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center, then look for gifts at Olio Tasting Room, then view the masterpieces at Gallery On Madison, and finally examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington vacation builder app.

Fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Virginia Beach in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Arlington: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Virginia travel guide

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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.