11 days in Virginia Itinerary

11 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia trip planner

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Luray
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
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Luray

— 1 night

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 17th (Sun): hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luray trip itinerary planning site.

Oakville, Canada to Luray is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oakville in May: highs in Luray hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Monticello, contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, then admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip planning website.

You can drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.
Williamsburg is known for historic sites, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, make a splash at Water Country USA, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg tour planner.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 3 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.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
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 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, have fun at Ben's Red Swings Community Playground and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Salisbury Zoo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chincoteague Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Virginia Beach, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.