8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  5​h
1
Charlottesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Alexandria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Cleveland

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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 21st (Fri), gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio and then take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charlottesville trip planner .

Cleveland to Charlottesville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in June: highs in Charlottesville hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks
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Monticello ©
Monticello

3
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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 inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and Governor's Palace. Family-friendly places like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and steep yourself in history at George Wythe House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip planner .

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Sandbridge Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Hunt Club Farm, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

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

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town, then pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alexandria trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Alexandria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

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