8 days in Central Virginia Itinerary

8 days in Central Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Virginia holiday planner
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Make it your trip
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Richmond
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Appomattox
— 2 nights
Drive

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Richmond — 1 night

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 17th (Sat): wander the streets of Carytown, then immerse yourself in nature at Pocahontas State Park, then take a tour by water with Riverfront Canal Cruises, and finally stroll through Virginia Capital Trail. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont, and finally take a stroll through Short Pump Mall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Richmond trip maker site.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.
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Charlottesville — 4 nights

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.
Visiting Crabtree Falls and Percival's Island Natural Area will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carter Mountain Orchard and Saunders-Monticello Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery (in Nellysford), Afton (Silverback Distillery & Flying Fox Vineyard) and Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation (in Orange). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, do a tasting at Keswick Vineyards, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Starr Hill Brewery, and identify plant and animal life at Blackwater Creek Trail.

Planning Charlottesville trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Charlottesville sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Appomattox.
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Appomattox — 2 nights

Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. On the 23rd (Fri), admire the majestic nature at High Bridge Trail State Park, then whizz through the canopy at Sandy River Outdoor Adventures, and then admire the majestic nature at Twin Lakes State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of McLean House, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, then brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Appomattox Station Battlefield Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Appomattox online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Appomattox takes 1.5 hours. In October in Appomattox, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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