3 days in Virginia Itinerary

3 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip planner
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Richmond
— 1 day
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Luray
— 1 night
Drive

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Richmond — 1 day

The River City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of White House of the Confederacy, then ponder the world of politics at Virginia Capitol Building, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Richmond. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 1 night

Hoo-Ville

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.
On the 8th (Sat), hike along Saunders-Monticello Trail, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and then admire the striking features of University of Virginia.

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Getting from Richmond to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luray.
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Luray — 1 night

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and finally sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luray tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Charlottesville to Luray by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Luray sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Virginia travel guide

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Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.
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