9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Miami

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then take a stroll through Old Town. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alexandria road trip planning website .

Miami to Alexandria is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami in October, expect nights in Alexandria to be cooler, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Luray (Luray Caverns & Stony Man Mountain Overlook), Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville) and Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Old Rag Mountain Hike). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello and experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Charlottesville tour planning app .

You can take a train from Alexandria to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Alexandria in October, Charlottesville is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Luray, Copper Fox Distillery
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg journey website .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Williamsburg, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Military Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach holiday planner .

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Outdoors Museums
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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