10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

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10 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  30​min
1
Arlington
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luray
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Damascus
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
4
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
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 28th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip planner.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. In June in Arlington, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial ©
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

3
nights
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.
Visiting Luray Caverns and Old Rag Mountain Hike will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Skyline Drive, view the masterpieces at Warehouse Art Gallery, hike along Stony Man Mountain Hike, and take in the dramatic scenery at Overall Run Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luray online attractions planner .

Getting from Arlington to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luray when traveling from Arlington in June, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Shenandoah National Park
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

1
day
Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Damascus and then trek along Virginia Creeper Trail.

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

You can drive from Luray to Damascus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Damascus

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Fri) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Damascus to Williamsburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Damascus in July, expect Williamsburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, stroll through Bike Depot and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island visit planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, expect nights in Chincoteague Island to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

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

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