8 days in Charlottesville Itinerary

8 days in Charlottesville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Charlottesville itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

View / edit route

1
Charlottesville
— 7 nights

7
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and The Natural Bridge of Virginia. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of the Marine Corps and Frontier Culture Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Fredericksburg (Chatham Manor & Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park), Appomattox Station Battlefield Park (in Appomattox) and Lee Chapel and Museum (in Lexington). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Michie Tavern ca. 1784, admire all the interesting features of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, identify plant and animal life at Virginia Safari Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville day trip planning website .

In May, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Staunton, Shenandoah National Park, Fredericksburg, Appomattox, Luray
Find places to stay May 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

Similar Plans

7 days in Charlottesville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Boise & Charlottesville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 47 days in Charlottesville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Charlottesville, Montgomery & Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Charlottesville & Cleveland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Charlottesville & Shenandoah National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Charlottesville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Charlottesville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Charlottesville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans