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Virginia Beach to Springfield (Illinois) drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets

Virginia Beach to Springfield (Illinois) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Virginia Beach to Springfield (Illinois). If you're planning a road trip to Springfield (Illinois), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Virginia Beach and Springfield (Illinois). Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Virginia Beach
drive for about 3 hours

12:00 pm  Charlottesville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:00 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:05 pm  Beckley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:05 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:46 pm  Wayne National Forest Athens Ranger Station-Marietta Unit
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Wayne National Forest Athens Ranger Station-Marietta Unit
drive for about 2 hours

11:14 am  Dayton
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:14 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:12 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:12 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:14 pm  Urbana (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:48 pm  arrive in Springfield (Illinois)

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Virginia Beach to Springfield (Illinois).

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Virginia Beach, Virginia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Charlottesville  (14 answers)
    Monticello  (2 mentions)
    questions about Charlottesville:
        Any recommendations for hikes, good food and wine for a long-weekend trip?
        Trip with husband
Beckley  (2 answers)
Wayne National Forest Athens Ranger Station-Marietta Unit
Dayton  (2 answers)
Indianapolis  (28 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
Urbana (Illinois)
    questions about Urbana (Illinois):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Urbana (Illinois)?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Springfield, Illinois.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Springfield (Illinois)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Springfield (Illinois).

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Springfield (Illinois) to Virginia Beach drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Virginia Beach to Springfield (Illinois). Or get a full Virginia Beach to Springfield (Illinois) flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Virginia Beach well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Virginia Beach!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 940 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 5 minutes
Springfield (Illinois) is 1 hour behind Virginia Beach
21 Virginia Beach travel answers
14 Charlottesville travel answers
2 Beckley travel answers
2 Dayton travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Urbana (Illinois) travel answer
10 Springfield (Illinois) travel answers

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