9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 1 night
2
Front Royal
— 2 nights
3
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
4
Richmond
— 1 night
5
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights

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 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, thenbrowse the different shops at Tysons Galleria Shopping Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, thenmake a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, thenget engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip maker app.

Newark to Alexandria is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or drive. June in Alexandria sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Front Royal.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Tysons Galleria Shopping Center
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Front Royal

Front Royal ©
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): view the masterpieces at Shenandoah Valley Artworks, thenexplore and take pictures at Skyline Drive, and then sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Aldie Peddler, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery On Madison, thenget engrossed in the history at Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, and finally do a tasting at Rappahannock Cellars.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Front Royal road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Front Royal takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Alexandria in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Front Royal. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Front Royal

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Gallery On Madison, Shenandoah Valley Artworks, The Aldie Peddler, Rappahannock Cellars
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Shenandoah Valley Artworks ©
Shenandoah Valley Artworks
Rappahannock Cellars ©
Rappahannock Cellars

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), hunt for treasures at City Market, admire the natural beauty at Monticello, and then do a tasting at King Family Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, thencontemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, thenbrowse for treasures at Finders Keepers, and finally shop like a local with The Arts Center in Orange.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Front Royal to Charlottesville in 2 hours. In July in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orange, Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, King Family Vineyards, James Madison's Montpelier
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King Family Vineyards ©
King Family Vineyards
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins ©

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), wander the streets of Carytown, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Crossroads Art Center, thenlook for gifts at Whitley's Peanut Factory, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shockoe Bottom Clay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Richmond day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Richmond, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitley's Peanut Factory
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Carytown ©
Carytown
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Shockoe Bottom Clay ©
Shockoe Bottom Clay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, thentake in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cape Charles Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Town Center, and then wander the streets of MacArthur Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Virginia Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Charles Beach, MacArthur Center
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Cape Charles Beach ©
Cape Charles Beach

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