7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia travel planner
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Middleburg
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Middleburg

Middleburg is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Middleburg driving holiday planner.

Washington to Middleburg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Middleburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 2 nights

Hoo-Ville

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 31st (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia and then contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then steep yourself in history at Mulberry Row, and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charlottesville attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Middleburg to Charlottesville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 2 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Virginia Museum of History & Culture and then take an in-depth tour of White House of the Confederacy. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, then take an in-depth tour of Tredegar Iron Works, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Richmond visit app.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 2 nights

Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gari Melchers Home and Studio and Historic Kenmore. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and The Rising Sun Tavern. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the galleries of Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, and witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Richmond to Fredericksburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive 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.
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