9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  15​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hume
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
On the 1st (Mon), stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then wander the streets of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alexandria trip planner .

Washington DC to Alexandria is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a subway. In April, daytime highs in Alexandria are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

1
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

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Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Virginia Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum and Jamestown Settlement. Step out of Williamsburg with an excursion to The Mariners' Museum & Park in Newport News--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and learn about winemaking at Silver Hand Meadery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg online road trip planner .

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. April in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

The Mariners' Museum & Park, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, then do a tasting at Reynard Florence Vineyard, then view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts, and finally browse the exhibits of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

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Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hume.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Barboursville
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Reynard Florence Vineyard ©
Reynard Florence Vineyard
Monticello ©
Monticello
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery ©

2
nights
Hume

Hume ©
Hume is an unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): do a tasting at Fox Meadow Winery, learn about winemaking at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Church, then do a tasting at Pearmund Cellars, and then do a tasting at Mediterranean Cellars.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hume online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Hume takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hume

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, Mediterranean Cellars, Pearmund Cellars, Fox Meadow Winery, Copper Fox Distillery
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Desert Rose Ranch & Winery ©
Desert Rose Ranch & Winery
Trinity Episcopal Church ©
Trinity Episcopal Church
Mediterranean Cellars ©
Mediterranean Cellars

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