8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Appomattox
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and Battlefield Fredericksburg for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manassas National Battlefield Park and Old Town. Take a break from Fredericksburg with a short trip to Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg holiday planner .

Chicago to Fredericksburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, then examine the collection at The American Civil War Museum - White House and Museum of the Confederacy, and finally contemplate the long history of St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond route planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building

few
hours
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of McLean House and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Appomattox trip planning app .

You can drive from Richmond to Appomattox in 2 hours. Traveling from Richmond in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Appomattox, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
McLean House ©
McLean House

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Michie Tavern and then steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Monticello ©
Monticello

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