8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arlington route planner.

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and subway; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Arlington, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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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 (Fri): gain insight at University of Virginia, view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Monticello, and finally contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville visit planner.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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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.
Step out of Williamsburg with an excursion to The Mariners' Museum & Park in Newport News--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Williamsburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

The Mariners' Museum & Park
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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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 7th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, go for a walk through Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. April in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

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