11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia journey planner

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Luray
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Arlington
— 2 nights
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Luray

— 2 nights

Cabin Capital of Virginia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luray: Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester), SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton) and Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Skyline Drive). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Luray Caverns, hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luray trip builder app.

Boston to Luray is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luray, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, then admire the natural beauty at Monticello, and then gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

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Traveling by car from Luray to Charlottesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks

Williamsburg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne and then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, cool off at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg holiday site.

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. In April, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Military Aviation Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach day trip site.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Chincoteague Island

— 2 nights
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 18th (Mon): stroll through Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, get a dose of the wild on Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours, and then grab your bike and head to Bike Depot.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island trip builder website.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Virginia Beach in April: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Arlington route website.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Arlington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, 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 (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
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.