7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Charlottesville
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Arlington
— 2 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Diego

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): savor the flavors at King Family Vineyards, admire the natural beauty at Monticello, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at City Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville holiday maker app .

San Diego to Charlottesville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Charlottesville to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

King Family Vineyards
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King Family Vineyards ©
King Family Vineyards
Monticello ©
Monticello
City Market ©
City Market

1
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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 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, take in the exciting artwork at Crossroads Art Center, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally wander the streets of Carytown.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Richmond trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Charlottesville to Richmond by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Richmond are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Virginia Museum of History & Culture ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Carytown ©
Carytown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbridge Beach, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cape Charles Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Shooting Star Gallery, and then browse the exhibits of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach day trip website .

You can drive from Richmond to Virginia Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Charles, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 19th (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gallery On Madison.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Alexandria, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Gallery On Madison
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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