11 days in Virginia & Delaware Itinerary

11 days in Virginia & Delaware Itinerary

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11 days in Virginia & Delaware Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  15​min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Lewes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, then admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington online journey maker .

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. April in Arlington sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): do a tasting at River Hill Wine & Spirits, then cruise along Skyline Drive, and then Head underground at Luray Caverns.

Plan my day in Luray using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Arlington in April, Luray is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Skyline Drive
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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night
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
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 26th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, then gain insight at University of Virginia, then steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In April, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, then contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, and then explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, then contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and then admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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 29th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Nauticus, then explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip builder tool .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Norfolk
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chincoteague Island driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in April, expect nights in Chincoteague Island to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lewes.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©

2
nights
Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. On the 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Cape Henlopen State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lewes Beach, and then pick up some local products at Historic Lewes Farmers Market. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, kick back and relax at Dewey Beach, and then kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lewes trip planner .

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Lewes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Lewes sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lewes

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach Public Beach
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Cape Henlopen State Park ©
Cape Henlopen State Park
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach ©
Rehoboth Beach Public Beach
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach

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