15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Arlington
— 2 nights
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Luray
— 3 nights

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Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): go for a walk through Dinosaur Kingdom II, look for all kinds of wild species at Virginia Safari Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Black Dog Salvage, appreciate the history behind National D-Day Memorial, then examine the collection at Virginia Museum of Transportation, and finally don't miss a visit to Mill Mountain Star & Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Roanoke journey maker app.

Kahului to Roanoke is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kahului to Roanoke due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kahului in October, plan for slightly colder days in Roanoke, with highs around 70°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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National D-Day Memorial ©
National D-Day Memorial
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park
Virginia Museum of Transportation ©
Virginia Museum of Transportation

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Charlottesville

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Carter Mountain Orchard. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford), Canal Basin Square (in Scottsville) and James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, gain insight at University of Virginia, contemplate the long history of Frontier Culture Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Lee Chapel and Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville trip maker.

You can drive from Roanoke to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Monticello ©
Monticello

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Williamsburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, then take in the history at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Jamestowne, and then learn about winemaking at Williamsburg Winery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Williamsburg online day trip planner.

Getting from Charlottesville to Williamsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Charlottesville in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Williamsburg, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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Virginia Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, then go for a walk through King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, step aboard Battleship Wisconsin, and then take in the views from Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

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Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. October in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Battleship Wisconsin ©
Battleship Wisconsin
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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Arlington

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Waterfront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then pause for some photo ops at Pentagon Memorial, then witness the site of a historic battle at Manassas National Battlefield Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arlington road trip planning app.

You can fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and subway. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park

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Luray

Luray ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and Dark Hollow Falls. Step out of Luray to go to Shenandoah National Park and see Skyline Drive, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, and Head underground at Shenandoah Caverns.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luray travel route planning site.

Drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luray when traveling from Arlington in October, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

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