5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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1
Charlottesville
— Few hours
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
3
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
4
Virginia Beach
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip planning site.

Durham to Charlottesville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery ©
C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement and then make a splash at Water Country USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Yorktown Battlefield, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thensteep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg vacation planning site.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

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Yorktown
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Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace

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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Williamsburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, thenkick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©

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