15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Arlington
— 1 night
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 4 nights
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Luray
— 3 nights

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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 5th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery and then pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Arlington trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Chicago to Arlington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Chicago to Arlington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arlington when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.

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
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps

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Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saltwater Pony Tours as well as Island Queen Inland Charters, LLC. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with Island Queen Inland Charters, LLC and then take a tour by water with Saltwater Pony Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island day trip website.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Chincoteague Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Saltwater Pony Tours ©
Saltwater Pony Tours
Island Queen Inland Charters, LLC ©
Island Queen Inland Charters, LLC

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pirate Parasail. Attractions like Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Beach, examine the collection at Military Aviation Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at First Landing State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Virginia Beach road trip tool.

Getting from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Pirate Parasail ©
Pirate Parasail
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©

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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.
Family-friendly places like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Williamsburg to Richmond to see Virginia Museum of Fine Arts about 1h 5 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Wed) at Water Country USA. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Jamestowne, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and look for gifts at Yankee Candle Company.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg route planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then unwind over a drink at Michie Tavern ca. 1784, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and finally trek along Saunders-Monticello Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Williamsburg to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Charlottesville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
University of Virginia ©
University of Virginia
Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784

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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.
Attractions like Old Rag Mountain Hike and Dark Hollow Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Luray: Cooter's in the Country (in Sperryville) and Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Bearfence Mountain). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Luray Caverns, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Luray trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Luray takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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