13 days in Virginia Itinerary

13 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Norfolk International Airport, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Luray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Abingdon
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Family-friendly places like Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Sandbridge Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: stroll through Virginia Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and explore the galleries of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach sightseeing planning website.

Kalamazoo to Virginia Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, things will get a bit warmer in Virginia Beach: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Family-friendly places like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement will thrill your kids. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Thu) at Water Country USA. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg and stop by Quirks of Art.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot, then head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, you will find days in Chincoteague Island are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Arlington

— 1 night

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, and finally cool off at Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Arlington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. July in Arlington sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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): Head underground at Grand Caverns, then take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain, and then admire the sheer force of Rose River Falls. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luray trip itinerary website.

Getting from Arlington to Luray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Arlington in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luray, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 23rd (Fri): stop by C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, steep yourself in history at Monticello, and then steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville attractions planning app.

Getting from Luray to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Abingdon.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Abingdon

— 1 night
Abingdon is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States, southwest of Roanoke. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore by horseback at Virginia Creeper Trail Club and then trek along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Abingdon trip planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to Abingdon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abingdon

Trails · Parks · 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.