8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Charlottesville
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Alexandria
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Salt Lake City

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes C'ville Arts. On the 16th (Tue), view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts, browse the different shops at Historic Downtown Mall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Michie Tavern ca. 1784, and finally admire the natural beauty at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip planner .

Salt Lake City to Charlottesville is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Charlottesville. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect nights in Charlottesville to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784
Monticello ©
Monticello
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery ©

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Williamsburg Antique Mall, Merchants Square and Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Yankee Candle Company and contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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.
On the 20th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, then let little ones run wild at Grommet Island Park, and then stop by Mermaid Factory.

To find out how to plan a trip to Virginia Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Mermaid Factory ©
Mermaid Factory

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria route planning tool .

Fly from Virginia Beach to Alexandria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
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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