15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
2
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
3
Richmond
— 2 nights
4
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
5
Alexandria
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Military Aviation Museum and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Virginia Beach Antique Mall, and admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach online attractions planner.

Moline to Virginia Beach is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moline to Virginia Beach due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Moline in July since evenings lows in Virginia Beach dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art

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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.
Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Jamestowne and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, witness the site of a historic battle at Yorktown Battlefield, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and look for gifts at Quirks of Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip builder site.

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Williamsburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Yorktown, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Kings Dominion, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, thenshop like a local with Shockoe Bottom Clay, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, thenponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building, thenbrush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip builder tool.

Drive from Williamsburg to Richmond in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Richmond are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kings Dominion
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monticello and James Monroe's Highland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Frontier Culture Museum and Cooter's in Luray. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum (in Staunton) and Luray (Luray Caverns & The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, gain insight at University of Virginia, and take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip planning tool.

You can drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Luray, Staunton
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James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
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.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and George Washington's Mount Vernon will appeal to museum buffs. Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Alexandria side-trips: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Ellanor C. Lawrence Park (in Centreville) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Town and don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. July in Alexandria sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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