14 days in Virginia Itinerary

14 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia holiday planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 4 nights


Arlington — 2 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pentagon Memorial as well as Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of George Washington's Mount Vernon, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial. On your second day here, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, pause for some photo ops at Pentagon Memorial, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Library.

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Asheville to Arlington is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

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.
You've now added Assateague Lighthouse to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

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You can drive from Arlington to Chincoteague Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Virginia Beach.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Virginia Beach — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center as well as Cape Henry Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum and New Point Comfort Lighthouse. Explore Virginia Beach's surroundings by going to The Christmas Store (in Smithfield), Yorktown Battlefield (in Yorktown) and Busch Gardens Williamsburg (in Williamsburg). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, don't miss a visit to King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, and appreciate the history behind Navy Seal Monument.

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Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Richmond.
Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Richmond — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Virginia Capitol Building. Get some historical perspective at Historic Jamestowne and Governor's Palace. Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Petersburg (Pamplin Historical Park & Petersburg National Battlefield Park) and Williamsburg (Jamestown Settlement, Public Hospital Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Episcopal Church, make a trip to Monument Avenue, browse the fresh offerings at Tom Leonard's Farmer's Market, and take a stroll through Carytown.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond holiday planning tool.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Richmond by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charlottesville.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Charlottesville — 4 nights

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.
Mulberry Row has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Monticello and James Madison's Montpelier are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Charlottesville side-trips: Luray Caverns (in Luray), Canal Basin Square (in Scottsville) and The Cheese Shop (in Stuarts Draft). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, explore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charlottesville trip builder.

Drive from Richmond to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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.