11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia tour planner

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Luray
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Luray
— 1 day
Drive
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New Kent
— 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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arlington
— 3 nights
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Luray

— 1 day

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.
On the 30th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Luray trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Luray is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Luray. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect Luray to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Kent.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Museums

New Kent

— 1 night
New Kent is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of New Kent County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve, then examine the collection at Pamunkey Indian Tribe Museum, and then learn about winemaking at New Kent Winery.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Kent trip app.

Traveling by car from Luray to New Kent takes 3 hours. In April in New Kent, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in New Kent

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, trek along Tyndall's Point Park, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Williamsburg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from New Kent to Williamsburg in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 5th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, see the interesting displays at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then stroll through Virginia Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

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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 May, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse, grab your bike and head to Bike Depot, and then see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island itinerary builder app.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Virginia Beach in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Chincoteague Island, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arlington

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of Saint Mary, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Library.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington sightseeing planner.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Arlington by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In May, daytime highs in Arlington are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
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.