14 days in Virginia Itinerary

14 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Alexandria
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Arlington
— 1 night
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Ashburn
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
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Blacksburg
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Norfolk
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
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Alexandria

— 1 day
Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then let little ones run wild at Grist Mill Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alexandria tour itinerary tool.

Philadelphia to Alexandria is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. June in Alexandria sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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 7th (Mon): appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arlington travel planner.

Arlington is very close to Alexandria. In June, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ashburn.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites

Ashburn

— 1 night
Ashburn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then sample the fine beverages at Catoctin Creek Distillery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Ox Brewery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ashburn road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Ashburn takes an hour. Traveling from Arlington in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ashburn, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Ashburn

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then hike along Limberlost Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ashburn to Shenandoah National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Blacksburg.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Blacksburg

— 1 night
Blacksburg is an incorporated town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 42,620 at the 2010 census. On the 10th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Moss Arts Center, then admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, and finally take in the architecture and design of April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Blacksburg vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Blacksburg takes 3 hours. Traveling from Shenandoah National Park in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Blacksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Monticello.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Blacksburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Blacksburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Charlottesville, with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Richmond

— 1 night

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at African Burial Ground.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Richmond, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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 13th (Sun) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, look for gifts at Quirks of Art, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg holiday website.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Williamsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Norfolk.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Norfolk

— 1 night
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): step aboard Battleship Wisconsin, then explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Norfolk online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Norfolk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Norfolk sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Norfolk

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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 17th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, then kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, then learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Virginia Beach trip planning app.

Virginia Beach is just a stone's throw from Norfolk. In June, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Chincoteague Island

— 1 night
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
On the 19th (Sat), get outside with Donald J. Leonard, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, and then see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chincoteague Island day trip site.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Chincoteague Island, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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.

Loudoun County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Entertainment Centers · Distilleries