16 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

16 days in Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
2
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
3
Appomattox
— 1 night
4
Christiansburg
— 3 nights
5
Natural Bridge
— 1 night
6
Charlottesville
— 1 night
7
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
8
Luray
— 1 night
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Virginia, walk around Neptune's Park, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner.

Houston to Virginia Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in June, expect Virginia Beach to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Corolla, Children's Museum of Virginia
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©

2
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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.
On the 29th (Sat), cool off at Water Country USA. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Moore House, thenstroll through The Noland Trail, thenstroll around Colonial National Historical Park, and finally get your game on at Bounce House & Laser Tag.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Noland Trail, Moore House
Highlights from your plan
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
The Noland Trail ©
The Noland Trail
Colonial National Historical Park ©
Colonial National Historical Park

1
night
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Holliday Lake State Park, learn about all things military at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, thenexplore the striking landscape of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and finally take in the history at Appomattox Station Battlefield Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Appomattox trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Appomattox takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Williamsburg in July, things will get slightly colder in Appomattox: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Christiansburg.

Things to do in Appomattox

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Holliday Lake State Park ©
Holliday Lake State Park
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox ©

3
nights
Christiansburg

Christiansburg ©
Christiansburg is a town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cascade Falls and Babcock State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Claytor Lake State Park (in Dublin), Pipestem State Park (in Pipestem) and Hinton Railroad Museum (in Hinton). There's still lots to do: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huckleberry Trail, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech, and trek along New River Trail State Park.

Make your Christiansburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Appomattox to Christiansburg takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Christiansburg

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Babcock State Park, Claytor Lake State Park, April 16 Memorial at Virginia Tech, New River Gorge Bridge, Pipestem State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Falls ©
Cascade Falls
Babcock State Park ©
Babcock State Park
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge

1
night
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. On the 5th (Fri), make a trip to Natural Bridge State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Natural Bridge road trip planning app.

Drive from Christiansburg to Natural Bridge in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Christiansburg in July, you will find days in Natural Bridge are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Peaks of Otter Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Safari Park ©
Virginia Safari Park
Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park
Peaks of Otter Visitor Center ©
Peaks of Otter Visitor Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Monticello, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then hike along Saunders-Monticello Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Charlottesville trip planner.

You can drive from Natural Bridge to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Natural Bridge in July: high temperatures in Charlottesville hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Monticello ©
Monticello

1
night
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the sheer force of Rose River Falls, and then look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Zipline, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts
Highlights from your plan
Rose River Falls ©
Rose River Falls
SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts ©
SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts

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.
On the 9th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Luray Hawksbill Greenway, thensee the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, thenhave some family-friendly fun at The Garden Maze, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luray trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Luray takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Luray

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum
The Garden Maze ©
The Garden Maze

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, thenpause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Falls Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online vacation builder.

You can drive from Luray to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Traveling from Luray in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Great Falls Park, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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