7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h
1
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + subway:  3​h
4
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Luray
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Charlottesville route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Charlottesville is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Charlottesville. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Charlottesville reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace and then take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historic Park, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip planner .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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.
On the 14th (Tue), engage your brain at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach online tour planner .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Virginia Beach to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and subway. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

#Historic Sites
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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hours
Luray

Luray ©
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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, make a trip to Edinburg Mill, and then examine the collection at American Celebration on Parade.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Arlington to Luray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Arlington in August, Luray is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

American Celebration on Parade, Edinburg Mill
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
American Celebration on Parade ©
American Celebration on Parade

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