7 days in Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in Virginia Itinerary

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

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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 find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville driving holiday 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Charlottesville is minus 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Charlottesville at 35°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello ©
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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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 make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historic Park, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, and then steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg sightseeing tool .

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough 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

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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), get curious at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, stroll through Virginia Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

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Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough 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

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Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 15th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and subway. In August in Arlington, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can 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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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.
Kick off your visit 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.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luray trip planner .

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 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, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Luray. Wrap up 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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