9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Fredericksburg

— 1 night
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps and then contemplate the long history of Chatham Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, take in the history at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, then steep yourself in history at The Rising Sun Tavern, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg tour planner.

San Francisco to Fredericksburg is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 88°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

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 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, make a trip to St. George Tucker House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, then take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and then stroll around The Mariners' Museum & Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg itinerary website.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Williamsburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cape Henry Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Nauticus, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Virginia.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planning tool.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charlottesville

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Frontier Culture Museum and then admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip builder.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Charlottesville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Virginia Beach in July, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lexington

— 1 night
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn about all things military at Museum of Military Memorabilia, then contemplate the long history of Stonewall Jackson House, and then take an in-depth tour of Lee Chapel and Museum.

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Drive from Charlottesville to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, Lexington is slightly colder than Charlottesville - with highs of 74°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Museums

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.