9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Alexandria
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Richmond
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: New York City

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the history behind George Washington Masonic National Memorial, steep yourself in history at Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alexandria online travel planner .

New York City to Alexandria is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Alexandria are somewhat warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Arlington
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and James Madison's Montpelier. Get some historical perspective at James Monroe's Highland and Frontier Culture Museum. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Staunton (Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum & Trinity Episcopal Church). The adventure continues: do a tasting at King Family Vineyards, explore the world behind art at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, and admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Charlottesville day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Alexandria to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Staunton, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, King Family Vineyards, James Madison's Montpelier
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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Carytown and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Get a sense of the local culture at Hollywood Cemetery and Pamplin Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Richmond: Williamsburg (Silver Hand Meadery, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, & more). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at White House of the Confederacy, view the masterpieces at Crossroads Art Center, and contemplate the long history of Virginia Capitol Building.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Richmond holiday planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Pamplin Historical Park, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mariners' Museum & Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, The Mariners' Museum & Park, Chrysler Museum of Art
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Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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