10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lorton
1
Lorton
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Richmond
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Yorktown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Deltona

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Lorton

Lorton ©
Lorton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of the Marine Corps as well as Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fredericksburg National Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lorton tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Lorton. In October, daytime highs in Lorton are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Lorton

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg National Cemetery, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
Fredericksburg National Cemetery ©
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, take in the history at Richmond National Battlefield Park, take a stroll through Fan District, then admire the majestic nature at Pocahontas State Park, then contemplate the long history of Henricus Historical Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The John Marshall House.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Richmond trip planner.

Getting from Lorton to Richmond by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Westover Plantation, Cold Harbor Battlefield Park, Hanover Tavern, Henricus Historical Park, Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
Highlights from your plan
Fan District ©
Fan District
Pocahontas State Park ©
Pocahontas State Park
Westover Plantation ©
Westover Plantation

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Jamestown Settlement as well as Colonial Williamsburg. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Public Hospital Museum, explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bede Catholic Church, then stroll through Greensprings Greenway Interpretative Trail, and finally view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Richmond to Williamsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yorktown.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Public Hospital Museum ©
Public Hospital Museum
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

2
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Yorktown

Yorktown ©
Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Virginia, United States. Yorktown Battlefield has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hughlett Point Natural Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaverdam Park, steep yourself in history at Moore House, take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Yorktown National Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Episcopal Church. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The Watermen's Museum, take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, steep yourself in history at Lee Hall Mansion, then contemplate the long history of 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grandview Nature Preserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yorktown trip itinerary app .

Yorktown is very close to Williamsburg. In October in Yorktown, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Yorktown

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Smithfield, Golden Eagle Golf Club, Beaverdam Park, Grandview Nature Preserve, Hughlett Point Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Parkway ©
Colonial Parkway

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Horseback Riding Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Kiptopeke State Park and Merchants Millpond State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Virginia Beach side-trips: Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge (in Cape Charles), Edenton (Barker House, 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, & more) and Suffolk (Riddick's Folly House Museum & Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment, admire the majestic nature at False Cape State Park, kick back and relax at Croatan Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip planning app .

Getting from Yorktown to Virginia Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. October in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Edenton, Suffolk, Cape Charles, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Barker House ©
Barker House
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge ©
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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