8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Longview
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Appomattox
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Richmond
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
5
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Longview

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then admire the striking features of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, then steep yourself in history at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Rising Sun Tavern, steep yourself in history at Mary Washington House, steep yourself in history at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, then contemplate the long history of Chatham Manor, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg visit site .

Longview to Fredericksburg is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Longview to Fredericksburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Longview in April; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 69°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
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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 10th (Wed): look for gifts at C'ville Arts, admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, then explore the world behind art at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, and finally steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

1
night
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. On the 11th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, then contemplate the long history of McLean House, and then explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Appomattox trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Appomattox takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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McLean House ©
McLean House

1
night
Richmond

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, then take in the exciting artwork at Shockoe Bottom Clay, then brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Richmond road trip website .

You can drive from Appomattox to Richmond in 2 hours. April in Richmond sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, then take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, and finally explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Richmond to Williamsburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Military Aviation Museum and then see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum ©

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