15 days in Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Virginia Itinerary

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15 days in Virginia Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

8
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Currituck Beach and Cape Charles Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chicks Beach and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Virginia Beach: H2OBX Waterpark (in Powells Point), Corolla (Currituck Banks Reserve, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, & more) and Duck (Parasailing & Paragliding & Scarborough Lane Shoppes). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Neptune's Park, learn about winemaking at Sanctuary Vineyards, appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight, and kick back and relax at Grommet Island Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach visit planner.

Kansas City to Virginia Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Virginia Beach due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Duck, Children's Museum of Virginia, Sanctuary Vineyards, The Monument to a Century of Flight
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Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Chick's Beach ©
Chick's Beach
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bede Catholic Church, then have fun at Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Gloucester Point Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, then examine the collection at Virginia Musical Museum, then examine the collection at USS Monitor Center, and finally look for gifts at R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

USS Monitor Center, Gloucester Point Beach Park
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Virginia Musical Museum ©
Virginia Musical Museum
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery
Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church ©

1
night
Charlottesville

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 20th (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then steep yourself in history at Mulberry Row, and then trek along Saunders-Monticello Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville day trip planning site .

You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Charlottesville is slightly colder than Williamsburg - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Balloon Rides

1
night
Luray

Luray ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits, see the interesting displays at Cooter's in Luray, view the masterpieces at Warehouse Art Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Hawksbill Brewing Co, then have some family-friendly fun at The Garden Maze, and finally examine the collection at Luray Valley Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luray trip planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August in Luray, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hawksbill Brewing Co ©
Hawksbill Brewing Co
Cooter's in Luray ©
Cooter's in Luray
The Garden Maze ©
The Garden Maze

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Explore hidden gems such as Bluemont Vineyard and Seabee Memorial. There's much more to do: walk around Gravelly Point Park, take in panoramic vistas at The Observation Deck at CEB Tower, look for gifts at Peeps and Company, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort Myer.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Luray to Arlington in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luray in August since evenings lows in Arlington dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Bluemont Vineyard, Peeps and Company
Highlights from your plan
Gravelly Point Park
Gravelly Point Park
Bluemont Vineyard ©
Bluemont Vineyard
Seabee Memorial ©
Seabee Memorial

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