8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly:  5​h
1
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Asheville

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip itinerary builder site .

Asheville to Charlottesville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Monticello ©
Monticello

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at National Museum of the Marine Corps, steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, then explore the galleries of The Rising Sun Tavern, then take in the history at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg online journey planner .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Richmond.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): learn about all things military at White House of the Confederacy, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, then contemplate the long history of Edgar Allan Poe Museum, then steep yourself in history at Virginia Capitol Building, and finally stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Richmond trip planner .

You can take a bus from Fredericksburg to Richmond in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Edgar Allan Poe Museum ©
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building

3
nights
Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Kids will enjoy Fishing Charters & Tours and Bike Depot. There's more to do: head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard and visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Richmond to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. June in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip planner .

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
First Landing State Park ©
First Landing State Park
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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