12 days in Virginia Itinerary

12 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive

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Alexandria

— 2 nights
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to Aslin Brewery (in Herndon), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and contemplate the long history of George Washington's Mount Vernon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria travel planning website.

New York City to Alexandria is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Alexandria are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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 4th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, then view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville trip planner.

Drive from Alexandria to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Alexandria in June, plan for little chillier nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) 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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, stop by Quirks of Art, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

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, admire the majestic nature at First Landing State Park, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach day trip website.

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 June in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague, and then head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. June in Chincoteague Island sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.