5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Charlottesville
— Few hours
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
4
Arlington
— 1 night

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip planner.

Chicago to Charlottesville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Charlottesville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charlottesville: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and then enjoy some diversion at Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range. Here are some ideas for day two: step aboard Jamestown Settlement, take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, and then get your game on at Bounce House & Laser Tag.

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You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), meet the residents at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, thenmake a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Arlington trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Arlington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and subway. March in Arlington sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Hidden Oaks Nature Center ©
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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