14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Drive:  2​h
1
Abingdon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Roanoke
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Norfolk
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Asheville

1
night
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. On the 1st (Thu), view the masterpieces at Benjamin Walls Gallery, then see the interesting displays at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Star Museum, then examine the collection at Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at William King Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Abingdon road trip planning app .

Asheville to Abingdon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Abingdon can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Abingdon

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bristol
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3
nights
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roanoke Antique Mall, City Market, Valley View Mall, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Black Dog Salvage, then admire the masterpieces at Taubman Museum of Art, and finally hunt for treasures at City Market. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mabry Mill, browse the different shops at Valley View Mall, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Roanoke Antique Mall.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Roanoke trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Abingdon to Roanoke takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Roanoke

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mabry Mill
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Black Dog Salvage ©
Black Dog Salvage
Mabry Mill ©
Mabry Mill
Virginia Museum of Transportation ©
Virginia Museum of Transportation

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. You've added Grave of Stonewall Jackson's Arm, Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, and other attractions to your itinerary. C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and Chatham Manor for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Rising Sun Tavern and witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner .

Drive from Roanoke to Fredericksburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Alexandria.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery
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Chatham Manor ©
Chatham Manor

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alexandria Farmers Market (Old Town Farmer's Market), Ten Thousand Villages Alexandria and Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and Riversdale House Museum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian (about 40 minutes away). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center and see the interesting displays at Carlyle House.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alexandria travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Fredericksburg to Alexandria in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Norfolk.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Riversdale House Museum, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio as well as MacArthur Memorial. On the 12th (Mon), take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin, then see the interesting displays at Nauticus, and then look for gifts at VisitNorfolk Tourist Information Center. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of MacArthur Memorial.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Norfolk visit site .

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Norfolk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Norfolk sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Nauticus ©
Nauticus
MacArthur Memorial ©
MacArthur Memorial

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