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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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shirley Plantation as well as Monticello. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Monticello and then steep yourself in history at Shirley Plantation.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond visit planner.

Morristown to Richmond is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Morristown in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Richmond, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Busch Gardens Williamsburg, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Williamsburg Premium Outlets, and other attractions you added. Visiting Yorktown Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Richmond to Williamsburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

The Resort City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Military Aviation Museum, Cape Henry Lighthouse, Horseback Riding Tours, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Tue), stroll through Virginia Beach and then brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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.