9 days in Virginia Itinerary

9 days in Virginia Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary, take in the history at Manassas National Battlefield Park, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alfred Street Baptist Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexandria's Christ Church.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip maker.

Indianapolis to Alexandria is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, things will get a bit warmer in Alexandria: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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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 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Flame of Hope Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, steep yourself in history at Cape Henry Lighthouse, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip planner.

You can fly from Alexandria to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In July in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Cape Henry Lighthouse ©
Cape Henry Lighthouse

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Colonial Williamsburg and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, steep yourself in history at Yorktown Battlefield, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorktown Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg online trip maker.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. July in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yorktown, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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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.
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville day trip site.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Williamsburg in July since evenings lows in Charlottesville dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland

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