11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

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11 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  5​h
1
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Luray
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Arlington
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Columbus

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 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Croatan Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then stop by Virginia Beach Firefighters Store.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip itinerary planning app .

Columbus to Virginia Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

4
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.
Let the collections at Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jamestown Settlement and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Change things up with a short trip to Maymont in Richmond (about 1h 15 min away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Mon) at Water Country USA. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Richmond
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): gain insight at University of Virginia, relax in the rural setting at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Williamsburg to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Williamsburg in May, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
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Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards ©
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

few
hours
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 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Primitive Corner and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luray trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Nature Parks Shopping
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Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Tomb of the Unknowns. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the Marine Corps and George Washington's Mount Vernon. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, wander the streets of Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, and pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Luray to Arlington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway. Traveling from Luray in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Arlington. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Old Town
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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