16 days in Virginia Itinerary

16 days in Virginia Itinerary

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

— 1 night
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 28th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

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Savannah to Chincoteague Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Savannah in May; daily highs in Chincoteague Island reach 72°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Virginia Beach

— 3 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.
Virginia Beach is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, take a tour of Battleship Wisconsin, explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip app.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a tour of Jamestown Settlement, and cruise along Colonial Parkway.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Charlottesville

— 1 night

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 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saunders-Monticello Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monticello.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Charlottesville online vacation planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
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Luray

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester), Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Hawksbill Mountain) and Belle Grove Plantation (in Middletown). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, hike along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, examine the collection at Cooter's in the Country, and sample the fine beverages at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luray travel route planner.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Luray in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Luray can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, steep yourself in history at Little Library, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Arlington driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Luray to Arlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Luray in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Arlington. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.