8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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8 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Appomattox
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Appomattox journey builder website .

Kalamazoo to Appomattox is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalamazoo in April, with highs in Appomattox at 69°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Appomattox

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

High Bridge Trail State Park
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3
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 16th (Mon): browse the different shops at Historic Downtown Mall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Michie Tavern, and then contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, steep yourself in history at Frontier Culture Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

James Madison's Montpelier, Frontier Culture Museum
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Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

2
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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, examine the collection at The Mariners' Museum & Park, then see the sky in a new way at Virginia Living Museum, and finally stop by Yankee Candle Company.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg route planning tool .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Charlottesville in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Williamsburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport News, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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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 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Military Aviation Museum and then stroll through Sandbridge Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, and then examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach online attractions planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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