9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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9 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Colonial Beach
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: South Bound Brook

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Virginia War Museum and Jamestown Settlement. Visit Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and Smith's Fort Plantation for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: USS Monitor Center (in Newport News), Historic Christ Church (in Irvington) and Moore House (in Yorktown). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, see the interesting displays at Virginia Musical Museum, take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, and steep yourself in history at George Wythe House.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg trip tool .

South Bound Brook to Williamsburg is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from South Bound Brook in August since evenings lows in Williamsburg dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Newport News, Whitley's Peanut Factory, Historic Christ Church, Smith's Fort Plantation, Moore House
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
U.S. Army Transportation Museum ©
U.S. Army Transportation Museum

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.
For shopping fun, head to Michie Tavern ca. 1784 or Moving Meadows Farm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mulberry Row and Woodrow Wilson Birthplace. Get out of town with these interesting Charlottesville side-trips: Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill (in Edinburg), Civil War Medical Museum (in Gordonsville) and Luray Valley Museum (in Luray). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, admire the natural beauty at Monticello, stroll through Saunders-Monticello Trail, and view the masterpieces at McGuffey Art Center.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Charlottesville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Charlottesville is slightly colder than Williamsburg - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Alexandria.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill, Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum, Luray Valley Museum, Moving Meadows Farm
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James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Mulberry Row ©
Mulberry Row

2
nights
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 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at NRA National Firearms Museum, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Gadsby's Tavern Museum, then examine the collection at Carlyle House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexandria's Christ Church.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alexandria travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Charlottesville to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Charlottesville in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Alexandria, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

NRA National Firearms Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Arlington National Cemetery
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
NRA National Firearms Museum ©
NRA National Firearms Museum

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