8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip maker

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Natural Bridge
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Richmond
Drive
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Norfolk
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Natural Bridge

— 1 night
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. You've now added Natural Bridge State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Natural Bridge trip planner.

Cincinnati to Natural Bridge is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Natural Bridge, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Charlottesville

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes James Madison's Montpelier as well as Michie Tavern ca. 1784. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, then join in the after-dark buzz at Michie Tavern ca. 1784, and then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Natural Bridge to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Natural Bridge in April; daily highs in Charlottesville reach 69°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. You've added Mary Washington House, Fredericksburg Visitor Center, Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sun), squeeze the most out of the city with Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, and then get all the information you need at Fredericksburg Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Chatham Manor, steep yourself in history at George Washington's Ferry Farm, stop by Goolrick's Pharmacy, then steep yourself in history at Mary Washington House, then contemplate the long history of Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Before you visit Fredericksburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Charlottesville to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Fredericksburg, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Richmond

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 Science Museum of Virginia. On the 10th (Tue), engage your brain at Science Museum of Virginia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Richmond vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Richmond in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Norfolk.

Things to do in Richmond

Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Norfolk

— 1 night
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Naval Station Norfolk has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): deepen your knowledge of military history at Naval Station Norfolk.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Norfolk route planning site.

You can drive from Richmond to Norfolk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Norfolk sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Colonial National Historical Park, Jamestown Glasshouse, Colonial Parkway, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield and then cruise along Colonial Parkway. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, then don't miss a visit to Jamestown Glasshouse, and finally explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg day trip app.

Traveling by car from Norfolk to Williamsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.