12 days in Virginia & North Carolina Itinerary

12 days in Virginia & North Carolina Itinerary

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Start: Dallas
Fly + Subway:  4 h 30 min
1
Arlington
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Asheville
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Tram:  6 h 15 min
End: Dallas

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
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 11th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Air Force Memorial.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Arlington trip maker.

Dallas to Arlington is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Arlington. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in June; daily highs in Arlington reach 86°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial ©
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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 13th (Sat): stroll through Monticello and then gain insight at University of Virginia.

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

You can drive from Arlington to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Arlington in June, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia

3
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.
Williamsburg is known for historic sites, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace, and explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg driving holiday planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, then don't miss a visit to King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. June in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Chrysler Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Kill Devil Hills in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Kill Devil Hills can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Outer Banks Distilling, Jockey's Ridge State Park
Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Duke University, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Durham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Life + Science and then identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Durham vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to Durham takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In June in Durham, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Durham

Childrens Museums Museums Parks

Side Trip

Conservators Center
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Durham ©
Urban Axes Durham
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 21st (Sun), cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, savor the flavors at Biltmore, then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip builder tool.

Drive from Durham to Asheville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Durham in June: highs in Asheville hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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