16 days in Virginia Itinerary

16 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Luray
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Winchester
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Arlington
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h
End: Newark

2
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.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Virginia Beach is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chincoteague, and finally stop by Wine Cheese & More.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chincoteague Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Assateague Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Chincoteague ©
Museum of Chincoteague

3
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.
Step out of Williamsburg with an excursion to The Mariners' Museum & Park in Newport News--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a splash at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, stop by R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and contemplate the long history of Governor's Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

The Mariners' Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

2
nights
Charlottesville

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.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and finally view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, and then experience rural life at Carter Mountain Orchard.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip itinerary website.

Getting from Williamsburg to Charlottesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, Charlottesville is slightly colder than Williamsburg - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

James Madison's Montpelier
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio ©
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier

2
nights
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Skyline Drive. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hawksbill Mountain, then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then trek along Limberlost Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Shenandoah National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

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 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then get engrossed in the history at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luray route planner.

You can drive from Shenandoah National Park to Luray in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Luray are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Luray

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

1
night
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is an independent city located in the northwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls, wander the wide-open spaces of Rocking S Ranch, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, and finally take an in-depth tour of Virginia Museum of Veiled History.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Winchester day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Luray to Winchester takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Winchester can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Winchester

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cascade Falls
Highlights from your plan
Rocking S Ranch ©
Rocking S Ranch
Cascade Falls ©
Cascade Falls
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley ©
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. On the next day, see the interesting displays at George Washington's Mount Vernon, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then have some family-friendly fun at Monster Mini Golf.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Arlington journey builder website.

You can drive from Winchester to Arlington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Winchester in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arlington, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chantilly, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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