5 days in Virginia Itinerary

5 days in Virginia Itinerary

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5 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
2
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Asheville

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Arlington trip app .

Asheville to Arlington is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Arlington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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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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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 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Jamestown Island, stroll the grounds of Blandford Church and Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond trip planner .

You can drive from Arlington to Richmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jamestown Island, Blandford Church and Cemetery
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Jamestown Island ©
Jamestown Island
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Virginia Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, and then stroll around The Mariners' Museum & Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, The Mariners' Museum & Park
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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