8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h
1
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Richmond
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Leesburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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: Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum (in Corolla) and Williamsburg (Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, & more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach itinerary builder site .

New York City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
Richmond

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore and take pictures at Maymont, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Richmond attractions website .

Getting from Virginia Beach to Richmond by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, then contemplate the long history of Monticello, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally gain insight at University of Virginia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville travel route builder site .

You can drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Leesburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

3
nights
Leesburg

Leesburg ©
Leesburg is a historic town within and the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gettysburg Museum of History and Stony Man Mountain Hike. Change things up with these side-trips from Leesburg: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center), Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park) and Luray Caverns (in Luray). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Leesburg tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Charlottesville to Leesburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leesburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Luray, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg Museum of History ©
Gettysburg Museum of History
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

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