16 days in Virginia Itinerary

16 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galax
— 1 night
2
Appomattox
— 1 night
3
Charlottesville
— 3 nights
4
Luray
— 2 nights
5
Arlington
— 2 nights
6
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
7
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights

1
night
Galax

Galax ©
Galax is an independent city in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Mt Vale Vineyards, see the interesting displays at The Blue Ridge Music Center, thenmake a trip to Big Pencil, and finally contemplate the long history of Haller-Gibboney Rock House. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Foggy Ridge Cider, take some stellar pictures from Lovers Leap Scenic Overlook, thencontemplate the long history of Mabry Mill, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Morrisette Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galax trip itinerary builder website.

Charlotte to Galax is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: high temperatures in Galax hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Appomattox.

Things to do in Galax

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Meadows of Dan, Wytheville, Foggy Ridge Cider, Chateau Morrisette Winery
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Mt Vale Vineyards ©
Mt Vale Vineyards
The Blue Ridge Music Center ©
The Blue Ridge Music Center
Mabry Mill ©
Mabry Mill

1
night
Appomattox

Appomattox ©
Appomattox is a town in Appomattox County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, thensteep yourself in history at McLean House, thenstroll through Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Appomattox Station Battlefield Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Appomattox trip maker app.

You can drive from Galax to Appomattox in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Appomattox can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Appomattox

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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McLean House ©
McLean House
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox ©
The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station), Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford) and Orange (James Madison Museum & St. Thomas Parish Church). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, learn about winemaking at King Family Vineyards, contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottesville online trip builder.

You can drive from Appomattox to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. May in Charlottesville sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Orange, James Madison's Montpelier, King Family Vineyards, Bold Rock Hard Cider
Highlights from your plan
King Family Vineyards ©
King Family Vineyards
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Bold Rock Hard Cider ©
Bold Rock Hard Cider

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skyline Drive, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery, thenlearn about winemaking at Little Washington Winery, thendo a tasting at Rappahannock Cellars, and finally contemplate the long history of Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luray online route planner.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Luray takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Luray can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Luray

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington, Skyline Drive, Rappahannock Cellars, Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at The Edinburg Mill, Copper Fox Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Rappahannock Cellars ©
Rappahannock Cellars

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, thenwander the streets of Old Town, and finally pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, thenexamine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then learn about winemaking at Zephaniah Farm Vineyard.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arlington online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luray to Arlington in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Traveling from Luray in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arlington, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

George Washington's Mount Vernon, Zephaniah Farm Vineyard, Old Town, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zephaniah Farm Vineyard ©
Zephaniah Farm Vineyard

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williamsburg: Richmond (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts & Carytown). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Sun) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, explore the world behind art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, learn about winemaking at Williamsburg Winery, and get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Richmond
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg Winery ©
Williamsburg Winery
Silver Hand Meadery ©
Silver Hand Meadery

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, thenexamine the collection at Nauticus, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Norfolk
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

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