8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Charlottesville
— 1 day
2
Alexandria
— 1 night
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
4
Williamsburg
— 4 nights

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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 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville journey maker.

Roanoke to Charlottesville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Alexandria.

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Monticello ©
Monticello

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
On the 17th (Sun), stop by Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, thenstroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria online vacation maker.

Drive from Charlottesville to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

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Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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 18th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Military Aviation Museum, thenkick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, thenappreciate the history behind Norwegian Lady Statue, and finally sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Virginia Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In May, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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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.
Kids will enjoy Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg. When in Williamsburg, make a side trip to see St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum in Smithfield, approximately Smithfield away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, cool off at Water Country USA, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and have fun at Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg day trip planning app.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

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