13 days in Virginia Itinerary

13 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk International Airport, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petersburg
— 1 night
Drive to Richmond International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo

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Virginia Beach

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Virginia Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalamazoo in July, with highs in Virginia Beach at 89°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 4 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.
Attractions like Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Wed) at Water Country USA. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, stop by Whitley's Peanut Factory, take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and trek along Tyndall's Point Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg journey maker 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, daytime highs in Williamsburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Arlington.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arlington

— 2 nights

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 18th (Sun): make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, walk around Shirlington Dog Park, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Library.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Williamsburg to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of 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 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, then get in on the family fun at Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luray trip itinerary planning tool.

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 a bit cooler in Luray, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the striking features of University of Virginia, take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard, and finally deepen your understanding at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, stroll through Monticello, and then contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip maker tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Petersburg

— 1 night
Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Pamplin Historical Park and then stroll the grounds of Blandford Church and Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Petersburg takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Petersburg can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.