9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Williamsburg
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Arlington
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg

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 4th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, and then hike along Tyndall's Point Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, then contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and then do a tasting at Silver Hand Meadery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary site.

Richmond to Williamsburg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

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Virginia Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach attractions app.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries

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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Depot, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, and then take a tour by water with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Arlington

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arlington road trip planning app.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Arlington by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In October, daytime highs in Arlington are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Charlottesville

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norm's Executive Transportation and James Madison's Montpelier. Visiting Skyline Drive and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Charlottesville with an excursion to DuCard Vineyards in Etlan--about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Arlington to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Arlington in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Charlottesville, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
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.