10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

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10 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Richmond
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center and then contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip planner .

Dallas to Alexandria is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in October: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 71°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Arlington National Cemetery
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

1
night
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Alexandria to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, then do a tasting at Williamsburg Winery, and then admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, and then cruise along Colonial Parkway.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Colonial Parkway
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): gain insight at First Landing State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, explore the galleries of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

3
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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 19th (Sat): shop like a local with Carytown, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Virginia Capitol Building, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): learn about all things military at White House of the Confederacy, then do a tasting at Chateau MerrillAnne LLC, and then steep yourself in history at James Madison's Montpelier.

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Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Richmond, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau MerrillAnne LLC, James Madison's Montpelier, Mackay Island Wildlife Refuge
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Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

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