15 days in Virginia & Niagara Falls Itinerary

15 days in Virginia & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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Chincoteague Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Arlington
— 3 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Chincoteague Island

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 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, then get a dose of the wild on Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours, and then get outside with Donald J. Leonard. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island day trip planning tool.

New York City to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Virginia Beach

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.
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Military Aviation Museum. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, get interesting insight from iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Williamsburg

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colonial Williamsburg and A Touch of Earth. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Jamestowne and Governor's Palace. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's still lots to do: take a tour of Jamestown Settlement and trek along Tyndall's Point Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg itinerary builder website.

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 June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Charlottesville

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 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Monticello, steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, and then take in the exciting artwork at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

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

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, plan for little chillier nights in Charlottesville, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Arlington

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arlington National Cemetery and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Family-friendly places like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Pentagon Memorial will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arlington: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), Quantico National Cemetery (in Quantico) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Carlyle House, and don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Arlington vacation planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to Arlington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and subway. In July, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get in touch with nature at Cave of the Winds and Niagara Gorge Trail. Family-friendly places like Maid of the Mist and Niagara Power Project Visitors Center will thrill your kids. Explore Niagara Falls' surroundings by going to Forest Lawn (in Buffalo) and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica (in Lackawanna). There's still lots to do: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Arlington to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arlington in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.