17 days in Virginia Itinerary

17 days in Virginia Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
Fly + Subway:  6 h 15 min
1
Arlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Luray
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Damascus
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Williamsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Virginia Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Phoenix

3
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Step out of Arlington with an excursion to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, explore the striking landscape of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, stroll through Mount Vernon Trail, and appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arlington road trip website.

Phoenix to Arlington is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to Arlington, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Arlington is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts ©
Mount Vernon Trail ©
Mount Vernon Trail
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Explore More Discovery Museum and Massanutten Indoor WaterPark. Get out of town with these interesting Luray side-trips: Shenandoah National Park (Old Rag Mountain Hike & Rose River Falls) and Grand Caverns (in Grottoes). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns, stroll through Stony Man Mountain Overlook, have some family-friendly fun at The Garden Maze, and hike along Massanutten Storybook Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luray travel planner.

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Arlington in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Luray, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, Explore More Discovery Museum, Grand Caverns
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook

1
night
Damascus

Damascus ©
Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hike along Appalachian Trail, gear up at Adventure Damascus, and then hike along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Damascus online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Luray to Damascus in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Damascus can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Damascus

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Appalachian Trail
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Adventure Damascus ©
Adventure Damascus

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.
Attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA make great kid-friendly stops. When in Williamsburg, make a side trip to see The Noland Trail in Newport News, approximately Newport News away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Colonial Williamsburg, explore the galleries of Historic Jamestowne, stop by R.P. Wallace & Sons General Store, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Colonial National Historical Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Williamsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Damascus to Williamsburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Damascus in July; daily highs in Williamsburg reach 91°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Noland Trail
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Depot and then explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, then enjoy some diversion at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chincoteague Island trip itinerary site.

Drive from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Williamsburg in July: highs in Chincoteague Island hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park ©
Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Virginia Beach and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chesapeake Bay Distillery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbridge Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach road trip app.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Virginia Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Children's Museum of Virginia
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach

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