9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Richmond
1
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Richmond

2
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Richmond: Charlottesville (Carter Mountain Orchard, Monticello, & more) and Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg & Historic Jamestowne). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and admire the natural beauty at Maymont.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Richmond. In November, daytime highs in Richmond are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Charlottesville, Williamsburg
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Monticello ©
Monticello

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Smithfield (St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum & The Christmas Store), The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News) and Busch Gardens Williamsburg (in Williamsburg). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. November in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Smithfield, The Mariners' Museum & Park, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Chrysler Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Explore Arlington's surroundings by going to Aslin Brewery (in Herndon), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial, wander the streets of Old Town, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Arlington online route builder .

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Old Town, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Aslin Brewery, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail

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