8 days in Virginia Beach & Charlottesville Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Beach & Charlottesville Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Beach & Charlottesville Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Charlottesville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Charleston

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: Williamsburg (Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Governor's Palace, & more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk and appreciate the history behind Naval Aviation Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner .

Charleston to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Charleston in June since evenings lows in Virginia Beach dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Williamsburg
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (in Appomattox), Luray (Stony Man Mountain Hike & Luray Caverns) and National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and gain insight at University of Virginia.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Charlottesville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Virginia Beach in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 68°F in Charlottesville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Luray, Old Rag Mountain Hike, National Museum of the Marine Corps, National D-Day Memorial, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial

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