15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Virginia journey planner

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

— 3 nights

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Monticello and Explore More Discovery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park) and Luray (Stony Man Mountain Overlook & Luray Caverns). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio and view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip planning app.

San Francisco to Charlottesville is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Charlottesville, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Charlottesville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historical Park, stroll around Tyndall's Point Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg online route planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, then let little ones run wild at Mount Trashmore Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach online trip maker.

Drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

— 2 nights
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 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse, grab your bike and head to Bike Depot, and then see majestic marine mammals with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in April, expect nights in Chincoteague Island to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arlington

— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Arlington: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Mount Vernon Trail, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, walk around Grist Mill Park, and contemplate the long history of Little Library.

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Getting from Chincoteague Island to Arlington by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and subway. In April, daytime highs in Arlington are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia travel guide

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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.