10 days in Virginia Itinerary

10 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport, Drive to Natural Bridge
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Natural Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to MBS International Airport

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Natural Bridge

— 1 night
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Natural Bridge day trip planning tool.

Midland to Natural Bridge is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Midland in July, you will find days in Natural Bridge are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello, and finally steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charlottesville online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Natural Bridge to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Natural Bridge in July: high temperatures in Charlottesville hover around 88°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, contemplate the long history of Public Hospital Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and step aboard Jamestown Settlement.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): go for a walk through Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Arlington

— 2 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.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary, then steep yourself in history at George Washington's Mount Vernon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Library.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Arlington day trip planner.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Arlington in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In July, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.