31 days in Virginia Itinerary

31 days in Virginia Itinerary

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1
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
2
Charlottesville
— 4 nights
3
Appomattox
— 2 nights
4
Lexington
— 3 nights
5
Winchester
— 3 nights
6
Chincoteague Island
— 3 nights
7
Virginia Beach
— 5 nights
8
Richmond
— 5 nights

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of the Marine Corps and Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Colonial Beach (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Stratford Hall, contemplate the long history of Kenmore Plantation and Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Episcopal Church, and admire the masterpieces at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder tool.

George, South Africa to Fredericksburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from George to Fredericksburg. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from George in July: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Stratford Hall
Highlights from your plan
Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont ©

4
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.
Visit James Madison's Montpelier and Monticello for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Frontier Culture Museum and Walton's Mountain Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Charlottesville: Staunton (Camera Heritage Museum & Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum), Veritas Vineyard & Winery (in Afton) and Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at King Family Vineyards, admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, and contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Appomattox.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Staunton, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, King Family Vineyards, James Madison's Montpelier, Walton's Mountain Museum
Highlights from your plan
Veritas Vineyard & Winery ©
Veritas Vineyard & Winery
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum

2
nights
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at McLean House, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, then learn about all things military at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, and finally take in the history at Appomattox Station Battlefield Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Avoca Museum & Historical Society, steep yourself in history at Patrick Henry's Red Hill, and then immerse yourself in nature at High Bridge Trail State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Appomattox trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Appomattox in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Patrick Henry's Red Hill, High Bridge Trail State Park, Avoca Museum & Historical Society
Highlights from your plan
McLean House ©
McLean House
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox ©

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Visit Lee Chapel and Museum and Old City Cemetery for their historical value. Visiting Smith Mountain Lake and Natural Bridge State Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Lexington with an excursion to Crabtree Falls in Wintergreen--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Stonewall Jackson House, take in the exciting artwork at Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery, and see the interesting displays at George C. Marshall Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lexington online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Appomattox to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Appomattox in July; daily highs in Lexington reach 27°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Natural Bridge State Park, Crabtree Falls, Old City Cemetery, Smith Mountain Lake
Highlights from your plan
Washington and Lee University ©
Washington and Lee University
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum
Stonewall Jackson House ©
Stonewall Jackson House

3
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia Museum of Veiled History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winchester: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Shenandoah Caverns (Main Street of Yesteryear & Shenandoah Caverns) and Cascade Falls (in Pembroke). The adventure continues: hike along Appalachian Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Skyline Caverns, and learn about winemaking at Rappahannock Cellars.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Winchester driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Winchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lexington in July, expect nights in Winchester to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Shenandoah Caverns, Copper Fox Distillery, Cascade Falls, Appalachian Trail, The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum
Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters ©
Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley ©
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

3
nights
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Donald J. Leonard. Do your shopping at Tryfan Gallery and MamerSass. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, and stroll through Bike Depot.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Winchester to Chincoteague Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Winchester in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chincoteague Island, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Military Aviation Museum and Chrysler Museum of Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Sandbridge Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Virginia Beach: The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News), Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum (in Hampton) and Cape Charles Beach (in Cape Charles). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Henry Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Chick's Beach, and admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip maker site.

Drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

The Mariners' Museum & Park, Chrysler Museum of Art, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

5
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 some historical perspective at Colonial Williamsburg and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at White House of the Confederacy and Shirley Plantation. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Pamplin Historical Park (in Petersburg), Berkeley Plantation (in Charles City) and Williamsburg (George Wythe House & Historic Jamestowne). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, take an in-depth tour of Tredegar Iron Works, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blandford Church and Cemetery, and take a stroll through Carytown.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Richmond route planning tool.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Petersburg, Charles City
Highlights from your plan
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Pamplin Historical Park ©
Pamplin Historical Park
Berkeley Plantation ©
Berkeley Plantation

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