4 days in Virginia Itinerary

4 days in Virginia Itinerary

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4 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Smithfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Richmond
— 1 night
3
Arlington
— 1 night
subway + train:  2​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Smithfield

Smithfield ©
Smithfield is a town in Isle of Wight County, in the South Hampton Roads subregion of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum and then steep yourself in history at Boykin's Tavern. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Smithfield trip itinerary site .

Philadelphia to Smithfield is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Smithfield can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Smithfield

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Boykin's Tavern
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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Bassett Hall ©
Bassett Hall

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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 7th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Cold Harbor National Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Blandford Church and Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Richmond driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Smithfield to Richmond in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Richmond are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Blandford Church and Cemetery, Cold Harbor National Cemetery
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Cold Harbor National Cemetery ©
Cold Harbor National Cemetery
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart ©
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, and finally contemplate the long history of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Richmond to Arlington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites

Side Trip

George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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