10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia route planner

Make it your trip
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Arlington
— 3 nights
Fly

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Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Bike Depot, stop by Wine Cheese & More, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

New York City to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

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 (Wed), learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Virginia Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Historic Jamestowne and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, shop like a local with A Touch of Earth, and steep yourself in history at George Wythe House.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Charlottesville

— 1 night

Hoo-Ville

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.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Monticello, steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and then don't miss a visit to Canal Basin Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip maker website.

Getting from Williamsburg to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Arlington

— 3 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and National Museum of the Marine Corps. Popular historic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arlington: George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Gari Melchers Home and Studio (in Falmouth). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint Mary, and take an in-depth tour of Ford Orientation Center.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Arlington travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Arlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and subway. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.