9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Front Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at Tysons Galleria Shopping Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Torpedo Factory Art Center. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria vacation builder site .

Newark to Alexandria is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Front Royal.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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): take in the exciting artwork at Shenandoah Valley Artworks, contemplate the waterfront views at Skyline Drive, and then sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Aldie Peddler, then view the masterpieces at Gallery On Madison, then take an in-depth tour of Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, and finally do a tasting at Rappahannock Cellars.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Front Royal trip planner .

Getting from Alexandria to Front Royal by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Alexandria in June, plan for little chillier nights in Front Royal, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Front Royal

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Aldie Peddler, Rappahannock Cellars, Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, Skyline Drive, Gallery On Madison
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery
Shenandoah Valley Artworks ©
Shenandoah Valley Artworks

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): hunt for treasures at City Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and then learn about winemaking at King Family Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, then steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Finders Keepers, and finally view the masterpieces at The Arts Center in Orange.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip planner .

You can drive from Front Royal to Charlottesville in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): wander the streets of Carytown, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, view the masterpieces at Crossroads Art Center, then look for gifts at Whitley's Peanut Factory, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shockoe Bottom Clay.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Richmond are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
On the 6th (Sat), kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Charles Beach, then wander the streets of Town Center, and then get a taste of the local shopping with MacArthur Center.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

MacArthur Center, Cape Charles Beach
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Cape Charles Beach ©
Cape Charles Beach

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