8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia travel route maker

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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 day
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Mount Vernon
— 1 night
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Arlington
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Mount Vernon
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Appomattox
— 1 night
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Lexington

— 2 nights
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery as well as Washington and Lee University. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the galleries of Lee Chapel and Museum and then gain insight at Virginia Military Institute. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Stonewall Jackson House, contemplate the long history of Washington and Lee University, and then appreciate the history behind Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lexington online route planner.

Chattanooga to Lexington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chattanooga in May: high temperatures in Lexington hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Museums

Charlottesville

— 1 day

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.
Michie Tavern ca. 1784 has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Monticello and then unwind over a drink at Michie Tavern ca. 1784.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville online holiday planner.

Drive from Lexington to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lexington in May: high temperatures in Charlottesville hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

Mount Vernon

— 1 night
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes George Washington's Mount Vernon. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Vernon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Mount Vernon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Mount Vernon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Arlington.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Museums · Historic Sites

Arlington

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
You've now added Arlington National Cemetery to your itinerary. On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arlington day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mount Vernon to Arlington takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Arlington are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Mount Vernon

— 1 night
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mount Vernon trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Mount Vernon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Vernon to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You will leave for Appomattox on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Williamsburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Appomattox

— 1 night
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox as well as McLean House. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at McLean House and then brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Appomattox route planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Appomattox takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Williamsburg in May, Appomattox is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites · Museums

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
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.