7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
2
Richmond
— 1 night
3
Appomattox
— 1 night
4
Lexington
— 1 night

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Frontier Culture Museum and Camera Heritage Museum. Explore hidden gems such as James Madison's Montpelier and University of Virginia. Take a break from Charlottesville with a short trip to Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, learn about winemaking at King Family Vineyards, and steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip planning website.

Charlotte to Charlottesville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Staunton, James Madison's Montpelier, King Family Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Richmond in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Richmond are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building

1
night
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and then admire the majestic nature at High Bridge Trail State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Appomattox road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Appomattox takes 2 hours. October in Appomattox sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Appomattox

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

High Bridge Trail State Park
Highlights from your plan
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox ©
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Home to two prestigious educational institutions, Lexington was founded in 1778.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lee Chapel and Museum, steep yourself in history at Stonewall Jackson House, and then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military Memorabilia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington planner.

You can drive from Appomattox to Lexington in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Appomattox, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lexington, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum
Stonewall Jackson House ©
Stonewall Jackson House

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