8 days in Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Natural Bridge
— Few hours
2
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
3
Richmond
— 2 nights
4
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
5
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. On the 11th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Virginia Safari Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Natural Bridge trip itinerary tool.

Washington DC to Natural Bridge is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Natural Bridge hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Wildlife Parks
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Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): gain insight at University of Virginia and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Natural Bridge to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Natural Bridge in July; daily highs in Charlottesville reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Tours Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
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Beer Tastings & Tours
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Carter Mountain Orchard ©
Carter Mountain Orchard

2
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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 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at White House of the Confederacy, thenget a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, get curious at Science Museum of Virginia, thenmake a trip to Monument Avenue, and finally don't miss a visit to Carytown.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Richmond route builder app.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Richmond, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Science Museum of Virginia ©
Science Museum of Virginia
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin, thenkick back and relax at Cape Charles Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach attractions planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Battleship Wisconsin, Cape Charles Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Cape Charles Beach ©
Cape Charles Beach

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night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 18th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague, thenshop like a local with Tryfan Gallery, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Assateague Lighthouse ©
Assateague Lighthouse
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague

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