10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

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10 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Arlington
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Damascus
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Luray
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
End: Ottawa

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery and then pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington trip itinerary app .

Ottawa, Canada to Arlington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in September, with highs in Arlington at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial ©
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip planner .

You can drive from Arlington to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

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

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 (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Croatan Beach, then kick back and relax at Cape Charles Beach, and then take in the views from Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Charles
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Croatan Beach ©
Croatan Beach

3
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 20th (Fri) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Colonial Williamsburg, admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yorktown Beach
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Yorktown Beach ©
Yorktown Beach
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

1
day
Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Damascus and then trek along Virginia Creeper Trail.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Damascus sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Damascus takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, Damascus is little chillier than Williamsburg - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Luray.

Things to do in Damascus

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan

1
day
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 23rd (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits, then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luray trip planning website .

Getting from Damascus to Luray by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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