8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia tour itinerary planner

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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg

— 1 night
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the history at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, and then take an in-depth tour of Stratford Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, browse the exhibits of The Rising Sun Tavern, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Washington DC to Fredericksburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the galleries of The Exchange Hotel Civil War medical Museum, then contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, and then admire the striking features of University of Virginia. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Culture Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, then contemplate the long history of Monticello, and finally steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland.

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Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lexington

— 1 night
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Lee Chapel and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Virginia Safari Park, and then steep yourself in history at Washington and Lee University.

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Getting from Charlottesville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In June, Lexington is little chillier than Charlottesville - with highs of 72°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

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You can drive from Lexington to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lexington in June: high temperatures in Williamsburg hover around 87°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

— 2 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in June, expect nights in Chincoteague Island to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.