8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia sightseeing planner

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Richmond
— 2 nights
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Mineral
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Orange
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Richmond side-trips: Williamsburg (Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Colonial Williamsburg). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, stop by For the Love of Chocolate, glide peacefully along the water with Riverside Outfitters, and take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Richmond trip planner.

Washington DC to Richmond is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. August in Richmond sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mineral.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mineral

— 1 night
Mineral is a town in Louisa County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to North Anna Nuclear Information Center and then learn about winemaking at Cooper Vineyards.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mineral day trip planning site.

You can drive from Richmond to Mineral in an hour. August in Mineral sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Mineral

Wineries

Side Trip

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Charlottesville

— 1 night

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 12th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Monticello and then deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Mineral to Charlottesville in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orange.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks

Orange

— 1 night
Orange is a town in, and county seat of, Orange County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get interesting insight from Skydive Orange and then paddle through the water with Rapidan River Kayak Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Orange trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Orange takes an hour. August in Orange sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Orange

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
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Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dean Cemetery, hike along Mary's Rock Summit Trail, and then cruise along Skyline Drive. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pinnacles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then get some jogging in at Limberlost Trail.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park vacation maker website.

Drive from Orange to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.