9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

Make it your trip
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Richmond
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
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Appomattox
— 1 day
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Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum and then appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, browse the collection at Library of Congress, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Washington DC trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Asheville to Washington DC is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Asheville in October, with lows around 54°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

The Resort City

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Richmond holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Virginia Beach in October, Richmond is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Lexington

— 1 night
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
On the 8th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at University Chapel & Museum, deepen your understanding at Virginia Military Institute, and then take in the pleasant sights at Dinosaur Kingdom II. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Stonewall Jackson House, then view the masterpieces at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, then Head underground at Caverns At Natural Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Natural Bridge State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lexington trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Charlottesville in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lexington: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Appomattox.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Appomattox

— 1 day
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Appomattox trip planner.

Drive from Lexington to Appomattox in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Lexington in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Appomattox: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 47°F at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Appomattox

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.