11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip itinerary planner

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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Luray
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville

— 2 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio and Monticello will thrill your kids. Virginia Discovery Museum and C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Staunton (R.R. Smith Center for History & Art, Trinity Episcopal Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, head outdoors with Albemarle Anglers, and hike along Saunders-Monticello Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville road trip planning tool.

New York City to Charlottesville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Shenandoah Caverns, get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Luray tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Luray takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, then steep yourself in history at The Rising Sun Tavern, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On your second day here, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, take in the history at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Luray to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, then witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and then stop by The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Yorktown Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Williamsburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

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 27th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Charles Beach, and then gain insight at First Landing State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planning tool.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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.