13 days in Virginia Itinerary

13 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia holiday planner

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Luray
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill, explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, then view the masterpieces at Warehouse Art Gallery, and finally sample the fine beverages at River Hill Wine & Spirits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, have some family-friendly fun at The Garden Maze, then see the interesting displays at Cooter's in Luray, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Luray Hawksbill Greenway.

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Moline to Luray is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moline to Luray. July in Luray sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, then stroll through Monticello, and then contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland. On the next day, Head underground at Grand Caverns, contemplate the long history of Frontier Culture Museum, and then examine the collection at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.

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Drive from Luray to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center, and then steep yourself in history at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps, contemplate the long history of Chatham Manor, then steep yourself in history at The Rising Sun Tavern, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

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You can drive from Charlottesville to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, then take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and then look for gifts at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg route planning tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Williamsburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through First Landing State Park, then kick back and relax at Cape Charles Beach, and then play a few rounds at Bay Creek Golf Club.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach online holiday 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 July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, get a taste of the local shopping with Tryfan Gallery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Black Narrows Brewing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chincoteague.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island trip planning website.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

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.